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Thread: Chemicals turning colors when added?

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    Chemicals turning colors when added?

    I have a 24' round aboveground pool with a deep area that is 6' 7"...when I added shock to the water it turned a gold color everywhere it went in the water. It eventually turned to a clear slightly tinted green color all thru the water. I have never had this happen before and I have been doing this for 10 yrs now. I talked to a pool pro and he suggested adding some baking soda to the water and when I did it also turned that gold color and eventually back to the clear green tint. All of my test readings are good so I am rather frustrated that this has happened...any ideas? All help and ideas are greatly appreciated.

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    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: Chemicals turning colors when added?

    Welcome to TFP!

    We will need to see the test results for your water. Please post the FC, CC, CYA, pH, and TA.

    Is it possible that you are on well water?
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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: Chemicals turning colors when added?

    Welcome to TFP!!

    This could be indicative of metals in the water

    How do the white faceplates look - are they white, or greenish or brown?
    Luv& Luk

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