Chemicals turning colors when added?


New member
Jun 25, 2010
I have a 24' round aboveground pool with a deep area that is 6' 7"...when I added shock to the water it turned a gold color everywhere it went in the water. It eventually turned to a clear slightly tinted green color all thru the water. I have never had this happen before and I have been doing this for 10 yrs now. I talked to a pool pro and he suggested adding some baking soda to the water and when I did it also turned that gold color and eventually back to the clear green tint. All of my test readings are good so I am rather frustrated that this has happened...any ideas? All help and ideas are greatly appreciated.


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Feb 23, 2008
Denton, TX
Welcome to TFP!

We will need to see the test results for your water. Please post the FC, CC, CYA, pH, and TA.

Is it possible that you are on well water?

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