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    My water is more on the greener side

    Hi all, I maintain my pool myself and was wondering why my water is more on the green side rather than blue.. It's always been like that since I've owned it and my chemicals are are always balanced.

    I'm thinking its from the beach like finish of my pool vs. a white finish. But I ,m not sure so I figured I'd ask the experts.

    Again all chemicals are balanced. No algae
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    Re: My water is more on the greener side

    Welcome!

    Can you post some test results and what test kit you use?
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    Re: My water is more on the greener side

    Hi like cfherrman says, please post test results and kit that you are using to get results. We can't help you unless we see some of your water tests
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    Re: My water is more on the greener side

    I use the tfp test kit 100 or 150 ..something like that.. I'm sure it's not the ballance I have been doing it a long time per tfp guidelines . But next go round I will post some results. Last results were CH 3.5, PH 7.2, calcium hardness 320, cya 75, salt 2800
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    Re: My water is more on the greener side

    Quote Originally Posted by Themacdadt View Post
    I use the tfp test kit 100 or 150 ..something like that.. I'm sure it's not the ballance I have been doing it a long time per tfp guidelines . But next go round I will post some results. Last results were CH 3.5, PH 7.2, calcium hardness 320, cya 75, salt 2800
    Hi Todd are you sure CH is 3.5 Then that's a problem.
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    Re: My water is more on the greener side

    I bet fc is 3.5, for a cya of 80, min fc is 6, recommend is 9-11
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    Re: My water is more on the greener side

    Quote Originally Posted by Brentr View Post
    Hi Todd are you sure CH is 3.5 Then that's a problem.
    CH meaning chlorine. Yes 3.5
    Sorry for the typo fc is 3.5
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    Re: My water is more on the greener side

    Quote Originally Posted by Themacdadt View Post
    CH meaning chlorine. Yes 3.5
    Your FC is too low. I like to keep mine on the high side like 10. What is your CC? If it is greater than 0.25 I would SLAM as you are starting to get algae. I am not an expert but hopefully others will chime in. Also it would make it easier if you can post your results like this.
    FC -
    CC -
    TC -
    pH -
    T/A -
    CH -
    CYA -
    Temp -
    SWG -
    Hope this helps
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    Re: My water is more on the greener side

    Guys,

    The OP has a saltwater pool... Per this chart FC/CYA Chart his minimum FC is 3...


    Todd,

    The color of the plaster has a great effect on what the water color 'appears' to be... That said... now is the time to double check and make sure there is nothing in the water...

    If this were my pool, I would run an Overnight Chlorine Loss Test, just to make sure... See this...Overnight Chlorine Loss Test

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    Re: My water is more on the greener side

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimrahbe View Post
    Guys,

    The OP has a saltwater pool... Per this chart FC/CYA Chart his minimum FC is 3...


    Todd,

    The color of the plaster has a great effect on what the water color 'appears' to be... That said... now is the time to double check and make sure there is nothing in the water...

    If this were my pool, I would run an Overnight Chlorine Loss Test, just to make sure... See this...Overnight Chlorine Loss Test

    Thanks,

    Jim R.
    Thanks I will try that.. I am 99 percent my ballance is not the issue. Going to get everything exactly where it should be this weekend but my water has always been more greenish than blueish from the begging of time. Is there a additive to make it bluer or is it better to leave it alone like I have been for years and years. I just see some pools with that blue color and was wondering why mine ain't.
    Thanks Todd.
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    Re: My water is more on the greener side

    Quote Originally Posted by Themacdadt View Post
    Thanks I will try that.. I am 99 percent my ballance is not the issue. Going to get everything exactly where it should be this weekend but my water has always been more greenish than blueish from the begging of time. Is there a additive to make it bluer or is it better to leave it alone like I have been for years and years. I just see some pools with that blue color and was wondering why mine ain't.
    The only "additive" I can think of would be to re-plaster your pool...

    Thanks,

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    Re: My water is more on the greener side

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimrahbe View Post
    The only "additive" I can think of would be to re-plaster your pool...

    Thanks,

    Jim R.
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    Thanks Todd.
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    Re: My water is more on the greener side

    I've seen bottles of pond color additive but that sounds like a bad idea.

    It's probably not iron but it on can give a green tint.
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    Re: My water is more on the greener side

    Do you have a picture?

    Maybe try a bottle of sequestrant to see if that helps.
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    Re: My water is more on the greener side

    Quote Originally Posted by cfherrman View Post
    I bet fc is 3.5, for a cya of 80, min fc is 6, recommend is 9-11
    . Recommended 9-11? Is that for slammin or should I maintain 9-11 daily.
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    Re: My water is more on the greener side

    If your cya is 80 for a bleach pool, yes mantain fc in that range. If your numbers or you have a swg it is different, check the fc/cya chart from this page.
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    Re: My water is more on the greener side

    May wanna take a look-see at the CC
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