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    Green Hair

    Can high chlorine levels turn blonde hair green, or is it the metals in the water?
    What's a good sequestering agent for metals?
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    Re: Green Hair

    Metals.

    Nexxus Aloe Rid will get rid of the green hair. Are you using algaecide or anything that adds copper, like a mineral ionzer (nature 2 or Frog)?
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    Re: Green Hair

    Never used any algicide. I keep FC at 3ppm. Never had any algie or any other problems.

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    Pentair tr-100 sand filter
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    Re: Green Hair

    You can take a sample to the pool store and have them test for metals, but I don't know how accurate they are. Several threads on here recommended various sequesterants, can't recall of the top of my no longer green head...LOL

    Try a search for "Sequesterant" and read some of the threads, I'm sure you'll come across a recommended brand.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    Re: Green Hair

    copper turns hair green, period! IF you need to remove the green color start a thread and I will answer. I am a liscensed cosmetologist and used to be a colorist and have a lot of experience removing the green with citric acid and sodium thiosulfate (which happen to be the active ingredients in the Nexus Aloe Rid treatment and shampool!)

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    Re: Green Hair

    Yes, I should add that Waterbear is the person who gave me the solution to the green hair thread that I posted 15 months ago, and saved my kids and my dog from looking like we were going to a St. Patricks day parade....
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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