copper in water

michelle16May 1, 2011

I went to have my water tested for metals, because I noticed some rusty brown color on my boulders that I didn't have last year. He said I have some copper in the water. It came right off with the stain away stuff for metals that I usually use once a week. This timw though he said pour the whole bottle in, then backwash. What do u think it;s from, do u think the natural rocks give off copper? Iv'e read it could be from the winter algicide that the pool people put in? hope it's not a problem in the future, I wouldn't want the plaster to stain, for now it was only on the rock, but he says it was in the water as well. I do get alot of white scale on the tiles as well, even though I use the stain and scale remover weekly. Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated, thanks, Michelle

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golfgeek

michelle16,
Most algicides have copper in them. You should have your source water checked to eliminate it as the copper source. But, most likely the algicide is the contributing factor.

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