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Green Stuff in the PoolThe green stuff is one of two things: 1) algae which needs to be oxidized (shocked) or 2) copper which can be removed with a sequestering agent.

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  • Like the posters above you could have Algae, generally indicated by a green growth on walls and cracks and crannys of the pool along with the water being green. Copper from perhaps a heater's heat exchanger or perhaps you used a copper based algae remover. So then what can happen is the Copper can come out of solution and show up as green water. Next do you have well water or water with a high content of iron? That will show up very green, especially when you have just put in a large amount of water to bring the pool up to the correct level. And again you will need a product to tie it up and remove and put it back into solution. Best solution to get all this back into solution or get rid of it, Please go to a swimming pool professional licensed and insured with a sample of water, they will be able to give you the professional product for your swimming pool.
  • 99% of the time a green pool will be from an infestation of algae. The first thing you should do is shock the pool with a strong chlorine, that will kill the algae. You then need to run the pool constantly until it has cleared it up. Chlorine will kill the algae, and the filter will remove the cloudiness that is sometimes left behind.
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What is the green stuff growing on the side of the swimming pool?

green mold, probably

How do you get rid of green stuff in your pool?

Buy algaecide and follow the label. You can get it from a pool supply store.

Salt water pool green?

Algae buildup will cause a salt water pool to turn green. A clogged filter will allow the algae to buildup in the pool.

How do you fix a green salt water pool?

To fix a green salt water pool, add chlorine. Users can also add algae prevention chemicals to keep the pool from turning green.

Green water in salt water pool?

algae will make water in a saltwater pool green If boosting the chlorine doesn't clear it up pool shops will have algaesides and floculants to the water clear again.

What color do you have to paint your pool for the water to be green?


Why is new pool filled with well water green?

because if u do not clean it and sometimes the stuff u put in it is not stornge enough

Why is the water green going into the pool?

The water isn't green. Sediment sticks to the pool's floor. The water looks green Scoop some of the water in a bowl and you'll see that the water is clean. Get a pool vacuum to get the sediment off the floor. The water will look clear.

How do I get rid of Green water in my pool?

i need to know how to get rid of green water

How do you get the green blue water clear in a swimming pool?

You have to get the metal out of your pool.

How do you fix green water in pool?

If you go to the pool store they sell a chemical called pool shocker. This shocks your pool water back to its normal color.

You heard new pool water is green and turns blue in a few days is this true?

You have to treat pool water with pool chemicals and use a pool filter to get and keep the water clear.

Green cloudy water in pool?

Shock it

How do you clean murky and green pool water in an easy set pool?

Drain/Backwash the pool, clean the inside, and add fresh water.

Why would a salt water swimming pool turn blonde hair green?

It is not the salt water pool or the salt water that is turning your hair green. It is a poorly maintained pool with a chemical imbalance - pH and total alkalinity out of required parameters.

Why does your swimming pool water get chalky?

your pool water may get chalky if heaps of people swim in it when they are sweaty. The chalky stuff is sweat.

Does Chlorine make pool water green?

No, algae makes your pool water green. Use chlorine to kill the algae and maybe a good algaecide to keep it clear.

Put in Fresh and Clear and water turned green?

Your pool water may have turned green even after adding Fresh and Clear because of metals in your water. It is likely copper that is causing the water green. Your pool store will have products available to remove the metals and clear your water up. You might also have algae if you are not putting enough chlorine in the pool.

Can a solor pool cover cause green water?

I am not sure why this has not been answered. The most common reason for the green is algae growth. If you put on a solar cover and ignore pool maintenance, then the algae will grow as the water heats and when you remove the cover, the pool will be green

How do you get your water clean not green in a saline pool?

You must first determine the cause of the green water - then rectify that. The green water could be the result of the equipment not functioning correctly, or not being operated correctly, or being undersized for your pool. Or it could be a water balance problem.

How do you clear green pool water?

Shock treatment.

Green water in pools?

means there is algae in your pool

How do i clear green water in pool?

Ad an algaecide

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Why does hair turn green from pool water?

Your pool water probably has high copper content. You can remove it with a metal inhibitor.