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Olympics Green Diving Pool

Not in Rio for Your Summer 2016 Olympics? Among the greatest questions asked during the initial week at the 2016 summer Olympics at Rio was why did those pools turn green? People watching the Olympics were shocked to see that the sparkling blue waters of the diving pool in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center to make a dark…

Not in Rio for Your Summer 2016 Olympics?

Among the greatest questions asked during the initial week at the 2016 summer Olympics at Rio was why did those pools turn green? People watching the Olympics were shocked to see that the sparkling blue waters of the diving pool in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center to make a dark and menacing green color on Aug. 9. Greater than 24 hours, the pool used for water polo and synchronized swimming turned into a colour that was similar.

What are the outcome of swimming at a green pool?

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To answer the question: How can one keep an Olympic pool? The trick, according to pool experts is to keep the water moving! Salt Chlorine generators do a fantastic job in preventing algae growth in addition to adding an algaecide to avoid algae.
Now, we’ve got an official answer for the color change — human mistake that resulted in 160 liters of hydrogen peroxide has been wrongly dumped into the pools on Aug. 5, the New York Times reports. 
Neither are we, however after seeing these photographs – we’re not green with envy that we are not there. It resembles something bizarre has definitely happened to the Olympic pool at Rio – virtually divers find themselves competing in water which had turned from crystal blue into an shade of green. Trust me, there’s absolutely no one lining up to jump into a green pool with a serious algae issue.
Besides that slimy feeling one gets, the algae itself promotes rapid bacteria growth – swallowing, breathing or coming in contact with such germs can result in many illnesses like E. Coli, Giardia, and skin rashes. While we’re sure a little E. Coli would not deter the likes of Michael Phelps, we could be glad that all is right in his pool. Although you would think he’d look a bit more happy.

Author: Pool Markerter
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