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    Unhappy Pool water deep copper green

    Hi, A few weeks ago while I was away I asked a friend to add a few chlorine tablets every 3 or 4 days. He discovered a small amount of algae in the pool so decided to add far too much copper sulfate. As a result the pool is now a deep copper green color. I added a litre of copper out with no result. After contacting a pool chemical distributor, I was advised to add a sachet of super floc plus and if it did not clear to add another. Again no result except that the pool looks as if I have added a bottle of washing up liquid. The chlorine reading is 0.3 and ph 7.2. I am at a total loss as to how to get rid of the copper. Short of emptying the pool is there any way to get rid of the copper. I live in Spain where the product range is more limited than in N. America. Also my property is powered by solar which means I cannot run the pump for more than 5 or 6 hours per day.

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    Re: Pool water deep copper green

    Also my property is powered by solar which means I cannot run the pump for more than 5 or 6 hours per day.
    Wow! That would seem like a huge stumbling block to me. Just about any advice you will get here involves running your pump 24/7.
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    Re: Pool water deep copper green

    A series of partial drains and refills seem to be in order in your case.
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    Re: Pool water deep copper green

    Replacing the water is going to be your best option. Then tell your friends no more copper in the pool!
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