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    Water color

    I am always curious why the water color of the pool in the homepage is that blue. Did you use some chemicals to make it blue? Or because of the pool surface color, or you used some software to post-processed it? I never have that blue color for my pool, at most it is very clear.
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    Re: Water color

    Most pool color comes from the liner/plaster surface color which are nearly always some hue of blue. Even if you had a white liner, you'd likely see some tint of blue from the reflection of the sky... I think.
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    Re: Water color

    White liner = Clear water. Up to around 4+ foot then it will start turning blue. The water in my white pool is BLUE at 1" but that is because of a reaction between the iron and the yellow prussiate of soda that was in the salt I added. It is not normal, but my wife likes it so...

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    water is blue due to the absorption of other colors. Not because it reflects the sky.
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    Re: Water color

    That makes sense. Some photos show the white cloud in the sky and the water is still blue. Why water of my pool looks transparent but not blue?
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    Re: Water color

    As long as it's not green we're good right!
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    Re: Water color

    Have you posted a recent picture?
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    Re: Water color

    Yes, it is:

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    Re: Water color

    Hi Yangcha,
    the pool on the home page is a Vinyl Liner pool, and the color of the liner is very blue. (my pool is the same color).

    Your pool has different color plaster, which will present a drastic different color.
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    Re: Water color

    Anyone ever try party blue? I was at my pool builders store using up some credit on toys and we were discussing that we aren't thrilled with our liner color...it's tan and our water is clear up to 5' then turns a teal in 8'. Anyway he showed me a product he was using in their test pool out back...test pools liner is faded light blue so they use some chemical called party blue to turn the water dark blue. He then threw a bag of shock in and brushed it around and the water color turned back light blue like the liner.
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