My platinum blond daughter now has green hair. No amount of clarifying shampoo has worked. I found a thread regarding other products to try so I'm going to do that. Now how did this happen?
I think I understand that it's not chlorine or algae or anything else that causes green hair. Just copper. What I don't understand is where the copper came from? I read somewhere about SWGs having a copper plate and by adding bleach to my pool (which I do to top up the FC if I need a quick "boost"), I could get some copper leaching off that plate. Also, read it could have come from the city water I use for auto-fill. Also I took over the pool maintenance myself late last year, so there is always the chance my pool company added an algeacide that contained copper. Anything else I'm missing?
I have a Taylor K-1730 test kit on order to determine the copper level, but what am I looking for? What copper level is acceptable 0ppm, 0.5ppm, etc?
Lastly, how do I get rid of copper in the pool? I've read about metal sequestrants and drain/fill. Being in CA in a drought... drain & fill is not going to fly So it seems like a sequestrant is the way to go. Jacks' Blue Stuff (whatever that is) or something else?
I feel like all my numbers are in line:
pH: 8.0 (just added 76 oz 20 Baume acid this morning for this)
Anything else I should be doing ? My daughter is in the Wizard of Oz, but my wife doesn't really want her looking like the Wicked Witch of the West