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    Green pool/Hydrogen peroxide (H202)

    Hello wise TFP members

    I have a a 60000L pool, a kidney bean shape one. It is fibre glass.

    The pump has been switched off over winter...now I have a green pool.

    Last year I took out all the chlorine and Bromine ( I am a health practitioner and I did not want my family, friends and I to swim in chemicals) and added Hydrogen Peroxide (H202), which mostly worked very well.

    I have been adding about 4L every week of H202 for about 6 weeks and I still have a green pool, I upped the PH this week thinking that may help, but still a green pool.

    Does anyone have any knowledge of this sort of treatment and how to use it successfully?

    Thanking you in advance
    Rebecca

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    Re: Green pool/Hydrogen peroxide (H202)

    Isn't that what got the pool at the Olympics in such a mess?

    How do you figure hydrogen peroxide isn't a chemical itself? Especially as its been found to damage granulation cells in healing wounds and all that?

    Gimme good old safe chlorine please!
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    Re: Green pool/Hydrogen peroxide (H202)

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    Green pool/Hydrogen peroxide (H202)

    In the USA, peroxide is not an approved sanitizer as a proper residual concentration can not be maintained and the pathogen kill times are too long. You would need something between 50-100ppm H2O2 in water to come even close to the same pathogen kill times as a few ppm of chlorine.

    Sorry, there's just no way to use peroxide safely as a pool sanitizer.
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