pool water turns hair green

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pool water turns hair green

Postby Guest » Mon 11 Jun, 2007 21:00

whats causing it


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Postby Buggsw » Mon 11 Jun, 2007 22:25

Probably copper in the water.
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Postby Backglass » Tue 12 Jun, 2007 14:43

Definitely copper...like the statue of liberty or an old penny. ;)

Did you pour an unusually large amount algaecide in? The cheaper algaecides use copper. Either that or you have well water with lots of copper, bad pipes, or possibly it just built up over time.

The good news is your pool is most likely algae free. ;)
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green hair

Postby pool user » Tue 12 Jun, 2007 15:31

thanks for the help, is there anything else that may cause green hair, like too much chlorine, improper ph, improper alkalinity?
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Re: green hair

Postby Backglass » Tue 12 Jun, 2007 19:39

pool user wrote:thanks for the help, is there anything else that may cause green hair, like too much chlorine, improper ph, improper alkalinity?


Nope. All those things could agravate the problem, but they arent the cause of it. It's urban legend that too much chlorine is the cause. No copper = no green hair.

Here is a good explanation:
www southshoregunitepools com/resources/pdfs/green_hair.pdf
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green hair

Postby pool user » Tue 12 Jun, 2007 19:55

thanks again, I'll work on the copper!

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