Testing and Other Problems

Testing Problems

Reagent Bleaching:
Causes
  • High chlorine or bromine levels
Solution
  • Add up to 5 drops of a chlorine neutralizer

Reagent Discoloration:
Causes
  • High chlorine or bromine levels
  • Old reagents
Solution
  • Let the chlorine levels come down, then retest
  • Replace reagents

Other Problems

Foaming:
Causes
  • Excessive algaecide
  • Foreign substance
Solution
  • Defoamer
  • Determine the source and partially drain if necessary
  • Use Algaecide

Green Hair:
Causes
  • Copper
Solution
  • Metal Out
  • Lemon juice or vinegar in the hair to remove the color

Rain:
Causes
  • Environmental
Solution
  • Rebalance the water after circulating for 24 hours
  • Shock the pool

Water Loss:
Causes
  • Less than1/2” daily: evaporation
  • 1/2” to 1” daily: active bather load
  • Over 1” daily: possible leak
Solution
  • Solar cover for the first two levels of water loss
  • Professional assistance for anything over 1” daily

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