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    My Pool Just turned Green.

    Had water delivered yesterday and it seemed OK... Today after shock, the water is Green..

    PH 7.2
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    Alkalinity 50
    Copper 0
    Iron 0
    Phosphate 300ppb

    I am now at shock level..


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    Re: My Pool Just turned Green.

    What are your FC and CC or TC numbers?
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    Re: My Pool Just turned Green.

    Is the water a clear transparent green, or is it cloudy/murky?
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    Re: My Pool Just turned Green.

    I could see bottom. TC 10 and FC 10???
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    Re: My Pool Just turned Green.

    I don't see any number listed for CYA?
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    Re: My Pool Just turned Green.

    Clear green water after adding chlorine is almost always metals in the water. Try adding a startup does of sequestrant.
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    Re: My Pool Just turned Green.

    Thanks for helping.. I'm really getting ticked off now.. Pool is dark green/brown.. No pool stores open so I stopped at Walmart and purchased 2 bottles of that HTC Metal stabilizer or whatever its called .. Came home and no flow.. Open the DE canister and it is solid brown in there.. Cleaned and added the 2 bottles.. Please tell me I didn't screw up..
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    Re: My Pool Just turned Green.

    Assuming the water remains clear, even if heavily tinted, that is actually good. The metals are forming particles large enough to be removed by the filter. That gets the metals out of the water, so you won't need to use sequestrant constantly, or won't need to use as much.
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    Re: My Pool Just turned Green.

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    Assuming the water remains clear, even if heavily tinted, that is actually good. The metals are forming particles large enough to be removed by the filter. That gets the metals out of the water, so you won't need to use sequestrant constantly, or won't need to use as much.
    Thanks again.. What do you mean Constantly?? And is what I grabbed from Walmart good enough or should I go this morning and grab some "Sequestrant" and pour that in today also..

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    Re: My Pool Just turned Green.

    When you have a significant metal level in the water you need to add a maintenance dose of sequestrant about once a week. Hopefully, you are currently filtering out enough of the metals that you will not need to do that.

    If what you got from WalMart was actually HTH Metal Control, then that is a sequestrant and should be fine for now.
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    Re: My Pool Just turned Green.

    Once again THANK YOU.. I could now see the bottom and seems to be clearing.. Maybe in a day or two it will be good.. We shall see.. Anyways, Question... Should I go ahead and take care of the other chemicals??
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    Re: My Pool Just turned Green.

    I'd leave CH and borates until everything settles down a little more, but go ahead and adjust anything else that needs adjusting.
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