I recently purchased a new home, with a pool, and have been reading/studying everything I can on pool maintenance. Unfortunately our copper levels (which I believe were due to a old pool heater, which is now bypassed), were significantly elevated. I have been working to get the metal levels low, and while going through that process I wanted to know if there is a danger for our kids to swim in the pool.
The pH, total chlorine, free chlorine, alkalinity, CYA, and hardness are all in normal range.
We have a CUlator in the pool (which I know may or may not work, and I will update with my results), as well as having used several Liters of MetalFree (used at a time of very low pH due to erroneous advice, which may have impeded the sequestration), have cleaned out the DE filter, and have now ordered Metal Magic. Unfortunately I believe the initial levels were extremely elevated, and it is a process.
The main question (other than any other suggestions to get the metal out), is can we swim in a pool with elevated metal levels, or does this represent a health hazard (pregnant wife, and 2 small children)
Thanks for any advice!