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What is the green stuff in your pool water?


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2010-09-12 00:10:29
2010-09-12 00:10:29
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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Buy algaecide and follow the label. You can get it from a pool supply store.

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

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

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

i need to know how to get rid of green water

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.

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

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

The color of the pool is no problem at all. If the water is green, who in his right mind would jump in?

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.

means there is algae in your pool

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

A filter. Or you could take the leaves and stuff out. It might just be the reflection from the trees. If you think its really bad, you should drain the pool, wash the inside, then fill it with clean water. I say add algecide after scrubbing sides and bottom of pool while pump running after that get all levels of pool to normal if still green repeat algecide 48 hours later and vacuum.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Green pool water is caused by algae. To remove the algae, bring the pH level of the water to 7.8, scrub the sides and bottom of the pool, shock the water with chlorine, then vacuum up all the dead algae.

No, the water is dirty. It can make you sick. Wait til the pool is cleaned before going in.

The water of your new plaster finished pool might turn green when you added chlorine because of iron in your water. You pool generally needs to be filled with water that has been filtered for iron.

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