How do you clear up the water in a swimming pool when it is green caused by too much metal in the water?
You need to add a metal sequestering agent or chealating agent. Do not use copper based algecides as they will only add to the metal problem A: What the above answer neglected to say was that you need to run your filter 24/7 until the water is crystal clear and if this is a plaster pool then add 4 gal of 12.5% strength liquid Chlorine. Brush the walls and floor thoroughly a minimum of 2 or 3 times per day for the next 2 or 3 days while maintaining your high chlorine levels. It would not hurt to use some Yellow Treat by United Chemical of Calif. in the process. Be sure to have plenty of liq. chlorine on hand as this product will consume most of the already added chlorine. This will be absolutely the least expensive and quickest way to a usable pool. Be sure you are starting with a clean filter and clean it as necessary as it gets dirty. Some filter types will not hold much dirty algae laden water. If Yellow Treat is not available in your area use Yellow Out ( another brand). It took you a while to get the pool into this shape and it will take almost as long to get it back into shape. The best and safest way to remover the copper in the pool is by using ALUM, the same alum used to make pickles, found in the spice section of your grocery store. It is safe to swim in no waiting time.
Why would clear pool water turn green after adjusting the pH and alkaline and shocking it according to the pool store's directions?
You need to put an algicide in your water. If there is metal in the water, the metal will react with the chlorine shock and turn green or brown. Certain areas of the country have naturally high levels of metal in the groundwater, so that you will have to use a chelating agent every time top off your pool.
How do you fix a liner and stairs that are stained brown and a pool that appears green although the water is clear?
Why does liquid soap cause a blue green turquoise stain deposit on the built in pump nozzle in the bathroom and kitchen sinks?
Sometimes when I accelerate it feels like my brakes are grabbing I feel it in the gas pedal you can also hear a grinding noise?
The reason that copper turns green is the same reason the metal rusts, oxidization. Both metal and copper oxidize when exposed to oxygen and this is a natural process. Copper that is exposed to the outside environment is more likely to turn green and that is why copper vases and decorative pieces in gardens are often green. Copper is a metal that does not react with water (H2O), but the oxygen of the air will…