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I added 5 bags of salt and the water turned green. I cleaned

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I added 5 bags of salt and the water turned green. I cleaned the cartridge filter thoroughly and the pump is running fine. I added stabilizer and turned on superchlorinate. Will it eventually turn blue?
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  Poolservice123 replied 7 months ago.
It may turn blue but it depends on a few things. Is the water a clear green? If so, this can be an indication of metals being present in the water and a reaction of the metal and the chlorine combination. It will filter out in time but could re-occur if not treated for the metals to prevent this reaction. If it is a cloudy green it may indicate algae present in the pool and you will need to use other chlorine to kill it. The chlorine generator does not produce enough chlorine to kill algae. Metals can come from well water, heaters and salt that is not "pool salt".I hope this helps you and gives you direction on what to do. A local pool store can test your water for metals.

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