greenish cloudy water

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Amy

greenish cloudy water

Postby Amy » Fri 25 May, 2007 07:55

I have an above ground pool. Filled with well water, just about ran well dry. The choline is 3. PH is 6.8 or a little lower. Calcium Hardness is about an 80 and TA is 100. I don't see any algae but the water has a green tint and is cloudy.

Will the low PH cause the green and cloudiness?

Is it possible for the cloudiness to be coming from dirty well water? There are little particles of dirt floating that I am trying to vacuum. Used clarifier yesterday to try to help.

Still greenish and cloudy.

Any suggustions are greatly appreciated.


me_too

Re: greenish cloudy water

Postby me_too » Fri 25 May, 2007 09:41

Amy wrote:Will the low PH cause the green and cloudiness?

Is it possible for the cloudiness to be coming from dirty well water? There are little particles of dirt floating that I am trying to vacuum. Used clarifier yesterday to try to help.

Still greenish and cloudy.

Any suggustions are greatly appreciated.


No a low pH won't cause cloudiness, it's usually a combination of high pH, high alkalinity and high calcium, usually present in well water.

The green tint may be caused by low chlorine level (and emminent algae bloom) or iron. Have the water tested for iron and report back.
Amy

Postby Amy » Fri 25 May, 2007 16:56

Pool does have high iron but unsure of the level.
me_too

Postby me_too » Fri 25 May, 2007 20:02

Amy wrote:Pool does have high iron but unsure of the level.

Then certainly you might need to add some iron sequestrant to eliminate the green tint.
amy

Postby amy » Sat 02 Jun, 2007 18:44

We have since fixed the iron and the pool looks great!

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