Pool Water Problems? See The Chart To Help You Out

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Green Algae Murky, green water Possibly some growth Low sanitizer

Poor maintenance

Improper Water Balance

Poor circulation

Shock Treatment.


Clean the Filter

Check the System

Black Algae Rough, black spots on the bottom of the pool that brushes off with effort Low sanitizer

Poor maintenance

Improper Water Balance

Poor circulation



Clean the filter

Check the system

Mustard Algae Yellowish-gold growth that easily brushes away

Yellowish-green water

Low sanitizer

Poor maintenance

Improper Water Balance

Poor circulation



Pink Slime Pink, slimy bacterial growth that brushes off easily Low sanitizer

Poor maintenance

Improper Water Balance

Poor circulation



Clean the filter

Check the system

Water Mold White mucous or tissue paper-like substance Low sanitizer

Poor maintenance

Improper Water Balance

Poor circulation

Shock Treatment and Algaecide

Clean the filter

Check the system

Animals and Insects Water bugs, ducks, dogs, frogs, etc. taking a dip in the pool Environmental Shock treatment to kill the organic elements


Chlorine Demand Unable to maintain the free chlorine level or cannot break the high combined chlorine Foreign environmental contaminants

Poor maintenance

Shock Treatment
Cloudy Water Hazy or extremely cloudy water

Difficulty seeing the pool bottom

Poor filtration and circulation

Chloramines or low sanitizer

Poor water balance

Particulate matter

Check the pump and filter

Clean and run the pump continuously

Shock treatment.

Balance the water

Crystal Bright and Filter Cleaner & Degreaser

Gray, clear green or turquoise water Copper Equipment corrosion.

Outside contamination.

Fill water

Use of copper algaecide

Metal Out


Coffee brown or purple water Manganese Equipment corrosion.

Outside contamination

Fill water

Super Floc

Vacuum out waste

Add Metal Out

Reddish-brown or rust Iron Outside contamination

Fill water

Super Floc

Vacuum out waster

Add Metal Out

Filtration problems Clogging filter or short filter runs Dirty filter

Media not cleaned.

Improper amount of filter media

Water Balance

Replace filter media

Clean with filter cleaner

Odor and eye irritation Pool has a sharp, irritating odor Chloramines

Swimmer waste, oils and organic waste

Shock Treatment
Scale build up Sandpaper-like buildup on the surface

Grayish or tan coloration that is difficult to brush away

Improper water balance – high TA (total alkalinity)pH and/or CH (calcium hardness) Metal Out or Stain Out

Balance water

Acid wash

Etching Pitting of plaster surfaces Improper water balance – low TA (total alkalinity)pH and/or CH (calcium hardness) Balance water

Replace the plaster surface

Liner wrinkling Wrinkles in a vinyl liner Improper water balance – low TA (total alkalinity)pH and/or CH (calcium hardness) Balance water

Replace the liner if necessary

Bleaching Pale to white, spotty discoloration on the surface Improper chemical addition Replace the liner if necessary

Repaint the surface

Predissolve dry substances before addition

Staining Black, green, turquoise or brown spots on the bottom that do not brush up Metal stains

Fungus under the liner.

Tannic acid

Stains (leaves and debris)

Metal Out or Stain Out

Pull up the liner and clean from the underside

Shock the pool

Reagent Bleaching Color of test fades to clear High chlorine or bromine levels Add up to 5 drops of a chlorine neutralizer
Reagent Discoloration Reagent color is different than it should be – for example, the pH test turns purple or the DPD turns brown. High chlorine or bromine levels

Old reagents

Let the chlorine levels come down, then retest

Replace reagents

Foaming Bubbles on the pool surface Excessive algaecide

Foreign substance


Determine the source and partially drain if necessary

Use Algaecide

Green Hair Blonde hair turns green after swimming Copper Metal Out

Lemon juice or vinegar in the hair to remove the color

Rain Rain washes debris into the pool and raises the water level, increasing the sanitizer demand Environmental Rebalance the water after circulating for 24 hours

Shock the pool

Water Loss Noticeable difference in water level Less than1/2” daily – evaporation.

1/2” to 1” daily – active bather load

Over 1” daily – possible leak.

Solar cover for the first two levels of water loss

Professional assistance for anything over 1” daily

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