pool color & chemicals

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pool color & chemicals

Postby sparks » Thu 02 Aug, 2007 17:27

we normally don't use to much chemicals in our pool. we do use shock, swim & shock, and chlorine tablets. Our pool got a greenish tint to it, but it wasn't algae. we shocked it with swim & shock and it turned a brownish color. This is our first year using a solar pool heater, do we keep it covered with the solar cover or leave it uncoverd on warm days. could this have anything to do with anything?


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Re: pool color & chemicals

Postby Backglass » Fri 03 Aug, 2007 09:03

sparks wrote:we normally don't use to much chemicals in our pool. we do use shock, swim & shock, and chlorine tablets. Our pool got a greenish tint to it, but it wasn't algae. we shocked it with swim & shock and it turned a brownish color. This is our first year using a solar pool heater, do we keep it covered with the solar cover or leave it uncoverd on warm days. could this have anything to do with anything?


Green color is either Algae or Copper...nothing else. How do you know it isn't algae?

Brown water on shocking is the telltale sign of iron in your water. It has nothing to do with your solar blanket. Get a "Metal Out" product from your local pool store.

You can leave the blanket on 24-7...it will keep heat in at night and absorb it during the day.
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