Brown pool

Stains on the pool surfaces, pool equipment
or on the swimmers, or off-color swimming pool
water. Discolored but clear pool water.
mishy59
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My Pool: hi we had a new chlorinater installed-then pool sides and bottom of pool has turned brown. it is a salt/chlorine pool below ground what can we do to fix this?
Location: perth

Brown pool

Postby mishy59 » Sat 09 Apr, 2011 00:17

hi we have recently had a new chlorinator installed,since then the bottom and sides of pool has turned brown!! What can we do to fix this?? It is a salt/chlorine pool thanks.


chem geek
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Brown pool

Postby chem geek » Sat 09 Apr, 2011 01:50

The pH probably rose and you probably had iron ions in your pool that then stained the pool surfaces. Lower your pH and use a metal sequestrant. To keep the pH lower for an SWG pool, have the Total Alkalinity (TA) no higher than 70 ppm. See Water Balance for SWGs for more info.
swimfit
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Brown pool

Postby swimfit » Mon 09 May, 2011 09:33

check for the chemical composition in water. Probably the iron content has shot up.

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