Why is my pool purple?

Algae problems in swimming pool water.
Green (cloudy) water or slimy pool walls.
Black algae. Mustard algae. Pink or white pool mold.
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Why is my pool purple?

Postby leatherjackets99 » Fri 28 May, 2010 00:45

why is my pool purple? how do I fix it?

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Why is my pool purple?

Postby chem geek » Fri 28 May, 2010 02:03

It could be from a combination of high copper and cyanuric acid (CYA) levels. Get a good test kit -- the Taylor K-2006 -- and test your water parameters including CYA. Have the copper level tested at a pool store. You can do partial drain/refill to lower the CYA level.

The other possibility is manganese which you can also have tested at the pool store. A metal sequestrant can be used to help keep any metals from staining or discoloring the water.

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