What Does Green Pool Water Mean?

Green Water and Swimming PoolsThere’s nothing worse than going out to your pool on a hot day in the middle of the summer and preparing to dive headfirst into it only to realize that—gasp—the pool water is…green?! Green pool water doesn’t look very welcoming, and it’ll likely cause you to head right back inside without cooling off. Here are a few of the things that can cause your pool water to turn green.

Lack of chlorine

To keep your pool water clean, you need to put chlorine in it and check your chlorine levels to make sure you have enough of it in your pool. Without chlorine, algae will likely start to grow in your pool, and it will turn it green over time. If you don’t know how to add chlorine to your pool properly, you should learn how to do it as soon as possible or reach out to pool professionals for help.

Too much pollen

Is there a lot of pollen in the air in your area? If so, it can land in your pool, and more often than not, pollen will prove to be too small for your filter to clean it. This can, over time, cause the pollen to build up in your pool, and it can land on your pool liner and cause your pool to appear yellowish green. This won’t create a dangerous environment in your pool like a lack of chlorine will. But it will make the water in your pool very unattractive.

Too many metals

There are low levels of metals in most pool water. This usually won’t prove to be too much of a problem for you, but it could turn into trouble if the metals oxidize. For example, copper is known to oxidize in swimming pools, and when it does, it can turn your water green. You should have your pool water tested regularly and treat it if you have high levels of metals. Otherwise, the liner of your pool could be stained and those with lighter hair might even emerge from your pool with green hair.

As you can see, there are several different things that can cause green water. If you’re having a hard time getting to the bottom of your green pool water, Charlie’s Pool Service can help. Call us at 214-704-6391 today for assistance with your pool.