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    well water

    i am using well water to fill my ag pool. the ph is slightly high(8.3). After adjusting ph and cl, after adding shock it turns the water murky. Why?

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    Re: well water

    Hello and welcome to TFP! Well water certainly can present a challenge or two because of metal content in the water. But before we can really advise you, it would be best if you could post a full set of test results for us with your TF-100 or Taylor K-2006. Do you have one? Either of these kits are the foundation of your pool care. We've learned through personal experience that you cannot reply on pool store testing, test strips, or simple over-the-counter kits. They simply do not read Free Chlorine (FC) or Cyanuric Acid (CYA) levels accurately or to the high levels we need. If you do not have a TF-100 or Taylor K2006 test kit, it should be your #1 priority.

    Lastly, while we discourage pool store testing, the pool store can test for metals. So you may want to take a sample there so you can post any metal readings for us. For all the others though (FC, CC, CYA, PH, TA, and CH) we would prefer you did you own testing with a recommended test kit.
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    Re: well water

    Thanks Pat! No, I don't ,and yes I will, get those test kits and take a sample for metal testing. I will gt back with the results.

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    Re: well water

    Especially have them test for iron any manganese. I have found these 2 in well water.

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    Re: well water

    Welcome!

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