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    ROFL: Rio Olympic pool technicians don't frequent TFP

    Rio spokesman Mario Andrada told The Associated Press that the pool at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center changed hues due to "a proliferation of algae" caused by heat and lack of wind at the outdoor venue.
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    Re: ROFL: Rio Olympic pool technicians don't frequent TFP

    LOL.. just read the same article. Break out the bleach folks, time for a SLAM!
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    Re: ROFL: Rio Olympic pool technicians don't frequent TFP

    Wonder what else is festering in there?
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    Re: ROFL: Rio Olympic pool technicians don't frequent TFP

    Wow....clearly the pool tech isn't a TFP member
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    Re: ROFL: Rio Olympic pool technicians don't frequent TFP

    Can you imagine trying to slam a pool like that? That's a lot of bleach! HA!
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    Re: ROFL: Rio Olympic pool technicians don't frequent TFP

    Rio spokesman Mario Andrada said the green was caused "by a proliferation of algae."
    Ya think?

    Officials said that the water was tested and posed no risks to athletes.
    Really?

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    Re: ROFL: Rio Olympic pool technicians don't frequent TFP

    why only one pool then? hmmmmm
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    Re: ROFL: Rio Olympic pool technicians don't frequent TFP

    Quote Originally Posted by backhoed View Post
    why only one pool then? hmmmmm
    the other was cooler and I hear now it's turning green too
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    Re: ROFL: Rio Olympic pool technicians don't frequent TFP

    More like proliferation of idiots. You would think they would find some people that know how to take care of pools in a nation that has resorts with pools and such.

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    Re: ROFL: Rio Olympic pool technicians don't frequent TFP

    I don't understand, I saw them add like 5 or 6 pucks last week.
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    Re: ROFL: Rio Olympic pool technicians don't frequent TFP

    Update from the Wall St Journal:

    Yesterday mid-afternoon there was a sudden decrease in the alkalinity of the pool,” said Mario Andrada, spokesman for the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee. “Obviously, the people in charge of maintaining the pool and of checking could and should have done more intensive tests.”Andrada said the pool color would get back to normal “very shortly.” However, he added, Wednesday’s rain in Rio was complicating things.


    Several possible explanations emerged Wednesday, though not all seemed to fit together.
    FINA, swimming and diving’s world governing body, said the change occurred, because “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.” FINA also added that its sport medicine committee had deemed the water safe for competition.

    Tests, he said, had confirmed there was “absolutely no risk, no effect for athletes who will compete in the pool.”

    A pool consultant working for the Rio Organizing Committee said the change had come about as a result of workers seeking to make a last-minute improvement to the color and clarity of the water. The person added that certain unknown components of the city water that goes into the pool after treatment might have been responsible for the imbalance.

    “If you bake a cake with too much flour,” the person said, “it’s going to turn out bad.”

    Typically, the person added, the problem could be solved within 24 hours. Every drop of water in the Olympic diving pool is turned over and run through the filtration system in six hours.
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    Day 2, the other begins to fall. Somebody pass them a few cases of bleach please. And a TF-100 !
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    Re: ROFL: Rio Olympic pool technicians don't frequent TFP

    And Brush, brush, brush (just went through this)
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    Re: ROFL: Rio Olympic pool technicians don't frequent TFP

    It boggles my mind that the pool keepers at an Olympic Venue could EVER let something like this happen.
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    Re: ROFL: Rio Olympic pool technicians don't frequent TFP

    Probably adding phosphate remover and copper algaecide as we speak.

    They test the water once a week with test strips. What could possibly go wrong?

    I like how they cite "lack of wind" as a contributing factor.

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    Re: ROFL: Rio Olympic pool technicians don't frequent TFP

    Someone should tell them that their sand in the filters "has gone bad" and they should definitely change their sand.....
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    Re: ROFL: Rio Olympic pool technicians don't frequent TFP

    I did see a comment somewhere in the news that said they probably need to clean the filter. Make sure you turn off the pump before you turn the lever you backwash! It'll be clear in no time now!
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    Re: ROFL: Rio Olympic pool technicians don't frequent TFP

    Quote Originally Posted by Divin Dave View Post
    It boggles my mind that the pool keepers at an Olympic Venue could EVER let something like this happen.
    The report is they ran out of chlorine. Now I read that they are running out of people food
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    Re: ROFL: Rio Olympic pool technicians don't frequent TFP

    Now I understand how my pool does so well with so little Chlorine. It's very windy here but I never put 2 and 2 together like that. Thank you wind.
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    Re: ROFL: Rio Olympic pool technicians don't frequent TFP

    Quote Originally Posted by PAGirl View Post
    Wonder what else is festering in there?
    Then there is the nearby bay - see link
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