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    My second pool in Rio has gone green. Any suggestions for getting it fixed by tomorrow morning?

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    Re: Green diving pool Rio

    How green is the green?

    Share a pic and your current test results

    We shall see what can be done, if anything.



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    Re: Green diving pool Rio

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    Here you go!

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    Re: Green diving pool Rio

    LOL
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    Re: Green diving pool Rio

    Hilarious! I still don't know if the story about the green pool wastrue or not, but I was reading FB posts where people were saying "Oh just add some copper sulphate and some "shock" and it will be clear blue by morning".
    I was thinking, umm, no. You need to SLAM the heck out that pool! Better order the TF-100 with XXXXL Option!
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    Re: Green diving pool Rio

    Possibly someone thought it was St Patrick's day?
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    Re: Green diving pool Rio

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    How green is the green?

    Share a pic and your current test results

    We shall see what can be done, if anything.






    I still love how Kim was ready to help someone before realizing they were talking about Rio Olympics. That's good stuff right there!
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    Re: Green diving pool Rio

    haah...I noticed that.

    Someone forgot that outdoor pools require CYA
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    Re: Green diving pool Rio

    Apparently this is why:

    FINA can confirm that the reason for the unusual water color observed during the Rio diving competitions is that the water tanks ran out of some of the chemicals used in the water treatment process.
    “As a result, the pH level of the water was outside the usual range, causing the discoloration. The FINA Sport Medicine Committee conducted tests on the water quality and concluded that there was no risk to the health and safety of the athletes, and no reason for the competition to be affected.
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    Re: Green diving pool Rio

    As a result, the pH level of the water was outside the usual range, causing the discoloration.
    Seems unlikely, unless of course they mean pH went up to a point where FC was ineffective and they got algae? Then it seems likely
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    Re: Green diving pool Rio

    Some divers complained because it was so dark they couldnt see the bottom of the pool while others liked it because it gave them some frame of reference instead of seeing blue pool and then blue sky when doing those flips. Someone better sent in the clorox tanker to clean that bugger up. I noticed yesterday it still had a nice green tint to it.
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    Re: Green diving pool Rio

    Must be plenty of chlorine in there now as it turn Ryan Lochte's newly died hair greem
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    Re: Green diving pool Rio

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryT58 View Post
    Must be plenty of chlorine in there now as it turn Ryan Lochte's newly died hair greem
    Fallacy. Chlorine does not turn blonde hair green. Copper ions present in the pool do that. They have likely added copper based algaecide to the pool... which also won't help.
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    Re: Green diving pool Rio

    lol they need some help I think.
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    Re: Green diving pool Rio

    It would be nice if a mod could consolidate the threads about this subject on this site as there are at least seven of them.
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    Re: Green diving pool Rio

    Hmmm, I've thought about it but that might be a wreck.
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    Re: Green diving pool Rio

    My husband wanted me to see what my fellow TFP members had to say about this.
    Same things I've been telling him down to the Copper ions turning Lochte's hair green NOT copious amounts of chlorine.

    Just shaking my head over this whole Rio experience. Seems like the most inexperienced of us could handle the pools better than they are doing.
    At least I would know to call on all of you if I needed help
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