Pool Care >> Troubleshooting: Colored Water

Troubleshooting: Colored Water

Cause Immediate Corrective Action Preventive Follow-up
For Green (Hazy) Water
Green algae
See " Troubleshooting: Algae". Maintain 1-3 ppm Free Available Chlorine (FAC)
For Green (Clear), Brown, Black/Purple Water
Metals, Iron, Copper, Maganese

Have your Sustain System Dealer test pool water for FAC, Total Alkalinity, pH, and Calcium Hardness. Balance pool water.

Use a metal remover. Filter continuously until clear.

Have your Sustain Dealer test source water for metals.

Backwash the filter.

Maintain balanced water.

Use a metal remover weekly if source water contains metals.