Troubleshooting Pool Problems

WATER BURNS YOUR EYES OR SMELLS OF CHLORINE

Insufficient chlorine levels maintained below 1ppm and bacteria introduced by bathers
and the environment is the main cause of eye, skin and nose irritation.

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CLOUDY WATER 

Hazy, murky appearance. Caused by poor filtration, inadequate circulation,
water balance, low sanitizer levels and/or lack of routine oxidation.

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BLACK ALGAE 

Forms in cracks and crevices on pool surfaces, especially plaster finishes.
Known for skeletal growths that make it impervious to normal chlorine levels.

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GREEN POOL WATER / GREEN ALGAE

A common “green” algae that can be free floating or wall-clinging. Ranges in severity from
patches on walls and bottoms to entire pools. Can clog filters and create surface damage if left unchecked.

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GREEN OR BROWN WATER / STAINING

Clear green water (limejuice colour) is caused by corrosive water conditions,
low pH and low total alkalinity. Discoloration of pool surfaces and equipment is
caused by contamination, sunlight and metals in pool water.

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NB: All dosages suggested here are based on a 50,000 litre pools.
For additional information contact the PoolBrite Advisory Centre (toll free) on 0800 004 663.

Troubleshooting Pool Problems

WATER BURNS YOUR EYES OR SMELLS OF CHLORINE

Insufficient chlorine levels maintained below 1ppm and bacteria introduced by bathers
and the environment is the main cause of eye, skin and nose irritation.

Read More

CLOUDY WATER 

Hazy, murky appearance. Caused by poor filtration, inadequate circulation,
water balance, low sanitizer levels and/or lack of routine oxidation.

Read More

BLACK ALGAE 

Forms in cracks and crevices on pool surfaces, especially plaster finishes.
Known for skeletal growths that make it impervious to normal chlorine levels.

Read More

GREEN POOL WATER / GREEN ALGAE

A common “green” algae that can be free floating or wall-clinging. Ranges in severity from
patches on walls and bottoms to entire pools. Can clog filters and create surface damage if left unchecked.

Read More

GREEN OR BROWN WATER / STAINING

Clear green water (limejuice colour) is caused by corrosive water conditions,
low pH and low total alkalinity. Discoloration of pool surfaces and equipment is
caused by contamination, sunlight and metals in pool water.

Read More

NB: All dosages suggested here are based on a 50,000 litre pools.
For additional information contact the PoolBrite Advisory Centre (toll free) on 0800 004 663.