Olympic water polo pool also starting to turn green

Water Polo - Olympics: Day 5

Just a day after the diving pool turned green at the Olympic Aquatic Centre, the adjacent water polo pool has met the same fate.

However, officials and spectators do not find themselves in a hurry to source the cause of the incident, as it was yesterday revealed by Mario Andrada that the greenness was caused by a proliferation of algae.

Alternatively, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) have given their approach as to why the water has turned green.


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They said the diving pool had run out of chemicals used in the water treatment process, which then led to the pH level being outside the usual range, resulting in the discoloration.

Rio 2016 officials have declared that despite the discolouration of the water, athletes are completely safe and at no risk what so ever. 


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