Brown water

Algae problems in swimming pool water.
Green (cloudy) water or slimy pool walls.
Black algae. Mustard algae. Pink or white pool mold.
liz mck

Brown water

Postby liz mck » Thu 09 Jun, 2011 08:02

Finally got my pool water balanced,( except for chlorine that is still low) and it is dark brown. I thought it was iron but it is still brown after being treated with metal free. How long will it take before I see a difference in my pool color? I just got my CYA balanced and chlorine is rising. Could the brown just be dead algea? Help!

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Brown water

Postby chem geek » Thu 09 Jun, 2011 09:15

Dead algae would be gray/cloudy since chlorine would bleach out the green chlorophyll. See Defeating Algae.

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