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Why does your salt water pool keep turning green?

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Answered 2009-07-04 18:10:55

most bodies of water have salt in them, correct? and most bodies of water have moss in them, correct? so if your pool has salt in it, and is under sunlight, its going to produce moss!

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Does a solar cover keep water in your pool?

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What would cause a pool to stay green and foggy?

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How do you prevent hair from turning green from pool water?

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