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Thread: Weird Colored Water - Seafoam Green

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    Weird Colored Water - Seafoam Green

    Hi all...

    For some brief history:
    I went through an entire shock process to get rid of bad algae last weekend, 5/18 - 5/21, which left the water cloudy. I have been running the filter 24/7 for a week now with VERY slow improvement in water clarity. I believe this is due to the inadequate Intex pump/filter that came with my pool. The water was blue, but cloudy. I figure the blue color was coming from the pool liner/sky.

    I did not balance my pH/TA before the shock, after the shock my pH was too low to read, and my TA was 0. Over the past few days I have added Borax, AquaChem pH Up, and Baking soda.

    That has left me here: 9PM 5/24/2012
    pH = 7.2
    TA = 140
    FC = 10.5
    CC = 0
    CYA = 75
    CH = 50

    That FC reading was last night at 9:00PM, my previous reading from 7:00am yesterday was 11.5, so my FC loss during the day was 1.5ppm and 0CC So I don't think I have am activly fighting a lot of organic matter.

    I have not added anything to the pool since Wednesday night (5/23) pH up + baking soda.

    I noticed yesterday/today that the pool appears to have changed color, from blue, to what I can only describe as seafoam green.
    24,000 gallon
    Vinyl Liner
    In Ground Pool
    Hayward super pump 1hp
    Hayward S220T 250lb. Sand Filter

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    Re: Weird Colored Water - Seafoam Green

    This was the color of the pool earlier in the week. Picture taken on 5/21

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    Re: Weird Colored Water - Seafoam Green

    What the pool looks like today, no change from yesterday.

    [attachment=0:39rtvdiu]IMAG0107.jpg[/attachment:39rtvdiu]
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    Hayward super pump 1hp
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    Re: Weird Colored Water - Seafoam Green

    My water has changed colors and shades of color for the past 3 weeks. Green, dark green, light green, whiteish green, light blue and now I can see the bottom but water is still not clear.

    It just takes TIME for the filter to do it's job when the water gets out of balance. I keep thinking it's taking way too long to get clear, but the pump and filter are in fact working properly and as it filters, the colors change.

    I remember that last year the water changed colors and then BOOM, the water was sparkling clear.
    Esther Williams 18'x33'x50" oval above ground
    Filter/pump being changed at this time
    Pentair model 320 auto chlorine feeder
    Taylor TF-100 test kit

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    Re: Weird Colored Water - Seafoam Green

    Thanks for the vote of confidence. I am taking care of this pool, but it is my in-laws. I wish they would/could get a bigger better pump/filter, because I believe a filter with more surface area would have taken care of this a long time ago.

    I was just worried that going to green might mean more algae, eventhough my test results suggest otherwise, I also wasn't sure if it could be metals or something like that.

    Thanks again.
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    Vinyl Liner
    In Ground Pool
    Hayward super pump 1hp
    Hayward S220T 250lb. Sand Filter

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    Re: Weird Colored Water - Seafoam Green

    Quote Originally Posted by Fancypants
    Hi all...

    For some brief history:
    I went through an entire shock process to get rid of bad algae last weekend, 5/18 - 5/21, which left the water cloudy. I have been running the filter 24/7 for a week now with VERY slow improvement in water clarity. I believe this is due to the inadequate Intex pump/filter that came with my pool. The water was blue, but cloudy. I figure the blue color was coming from the pool liner/sky.
    If your water was still cloudy, you may not have been finished with the shock process. You need to keep the chlorine levels up until your water is clear, the pool passes the OCLT, and you have CC of 0.5 or less. It looks like the algae wasn't quite dead yet, and it's blooming again. Your picture from earlier in the week looked pretty good, but yesterday's picture definitely requires you to shock.
    33k in-ground plaster pool and spa / Goldline T-15 SWG w/ Aqualogic controller / RS2000 Hayward pump / Pentair Clean & Clear Plus 420 sq. ft. cartridge filter

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    Re: Weird Colored Water - Seafoam Green

    Quote Originally Posted by LasVegasLawyer
    If your water was still cloudy, you may not have been finished with the shock process. You need to keep the chlorine levels up until your water is clear, the pool passes the OCLT, and you have CC of 0.5 or less. It looks like the algae wasn't quite dead yet, and it's blooming again. Your picture from earlier in the week looked pretty good, but yesterday's picture definitely requires you to shock.
    It was my understanding that C.) on the shock list was really there just in case you don't have a test kit possible of testing above 5ppm, like the TF-100.
    24,000 gallon
    Vinyl Liner
    In Ground Pool
    Hayward super pump 1hp
    Hayward S220T 250lb. Sand Filter

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