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    Help-Water Color At Initial Fill Up

    Well, we have been having a pool built for the past 2 months. We told the salesman we wanted a blue pool. The interior finish company came today and applied the interior finish (see signature for build). The pool has been filling for about 8 hours now and is up to the shallow end, and the water looks green! We wanted a blue pool.

    Has anybody had any experience that will show what this interior finish water color will be?

    Can the fill water cause it to have a green tint?

    Are we worried for nothing?

    This is a sample of what we have.
    It is Florida Gem and the color is White Gem.
    15,000 gallon in ground free form pool (500 sq ft) with waterfall, 4x160 Intelliflo Pump, IntelliChlor IC40,
    Rheem Heat Pump with cooling, Cartridge Filter, Quartz WhiteGem Finish, Auto leveler, Pavers.
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    Re: Help-Water Color At Initial Fill Up

    That does not look too tan to cause the water to look green, although whiter finishes do tend to be more aqua colored when filled. Where is the fill water coming from?
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    Help-Water Color At Initial Fill Up

    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    That does not look too tan to cause the water to look green, although whiter finishes do tend to be more aqua colored when filled. Where is the fill water coming from?
    Fill water is coming from house supply ( city water)
    15,000 gallon in ground free form pool (500 sq ft) with waterfall, 4x160 Intelliflo Pump, IntelliChlor IC40,
    Rheem Heat Pump with cooling, Cartridge Filter, Quartz WhiteGem Finish, Auto leveler, Pavers.
    My Pool Build

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    Re: Help-Water Color At Initial Fill Up

    hmm

    FWIW, #5 in the attached is a white gem finish

    http://www.lowcountrycustomconstruction ... tures.html
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

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    Re: Help-Water Color At Initial Fill Up

    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    hmm

    FWIW, #5 in the attached is a white gem finish

    http://www.lowcountrycustomconstruction ... tures.html
    Hard to tell from that picture, it does look kind of blue/green, but with the water feature it is hard to tell. Does anyone have any pictures to make us feel better? We went from an incredible high today to a very definite low. (not that there's anything wrong with it. "Seinfeld")
    15,000 gallon in ground free form pool (500 sq ft) with waterfall, 4x160 Intelliflo Pump, IntelliChlor IC40,
    Rheem Heat Pump with cooling, Cartridge Filter, Quartz WhiteGem Finish, Auto leveler, Pavers.
    My Pool Build

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    Re: Help-Water Color At Initial Fill Up

    All aggregate finishes look greenish when the pool is first filled. Once you get some chemicals in there the water color will change pretty dramatically.

    Here's a picture of our newly filled pool when we had it resurfaced with Tahoe Blue PebbleTec:



    And here it is once we added chlorine and got the water circulating:

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    Help-Water Color At Initial Fill Up

    Ditto on the first fill being green - our looked the same until the water was balanced and filtered - took a few days, then it was nice and blue!
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    Re: Help-Water Color At Initial Fill Up

    Thanks, I am starting to feel better.
    15,000 gallon in ground free form pool (500 sq ft) with waterfall, 4x160 Intelliflo Pump, IntelliChlor IC40,
    Rheem Heat Pump with cooling, Cartridge Filter, Quartz WhiteGem Finish, Auto leveler, Pavers.
    My Pool Build

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