Discolored water

If your pool water is green, black, purple, or brown, let's get it back to clear, sparkling blue.

 
<strong>Discolored</strong> water

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The problem

Possible causes of discolored water are algae growth or excess copper, manganese or iron. Don't let the color overwhelm you; it may be a simple fix.

Recommended Solutions

- Green, cloudy water (algae growth): See the Algae section for more detailed instructions.

- Clear, blue-green water (excess copper): Use HTH® Metal, Stain and Scale Control according to label directions.

- Dark green or brown water (excess iron): Use HTH® Metal, Stain and Scale Control according to label directions.

- Black or purple water (excess manganese): Use HTH® Metal, Stain and Scale Control according to label directions.

Preventative maintenance

- Maintain balanced water.

- Shock treat the pool weekly.

- Use HTH® Metal, Stain and Scale Control.

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Caution

Please read the following important reminders before adding pool chemicals to water:

• NEVER mix products together or dissolve before use.

• ONLY enter pool when FAC levels are below 4 ppm to prevent risk of bodily harm.