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    Why is my pool turning green?

    My pool water is in the 40's (I live I in NJ) and it's turning green, and from what I understand, algae grows once the water hits 60. Why is algae growing? One thing I have to note, I don't know if it matters or not, I did not cover my pool this year (that's another topic).

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    Re: Why is my pool turning green?

    Got a full set of accurate test results?
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    Re: Why is my pool turning green?

    Have you raked out all the "stuff" from the bottom yet ?

    Are you seeing green on the liner and or is it just the water ?? Can you post a photo or two of the green ??
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    Re: Why is my pool turning green?

    I haven't done anything to the pool but with the water temp in the 40's, why is algae growing?
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    Re: Why is my pool turning green?

    Algae still grows ... just at a much slower rate.

    Post up test results and you will likely have your answer.
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    Re: Why is my pool turning green?

    hmmmm, you learn something every day. can't do much until the weekend, by then it will probably green molasses.

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    Re: Why is my pool turning green?

    I wouldn't expect anything else in a pool uncovered all winter.
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    Re: Why is my pool turning green?

    Quote Originally Posted by jrguzmanr View Post
    hmmmm, you learn something every day.
    I like to learn new things..... Makes life interesting.

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