I just finished remodeling my pool and refilling it. The refill process took three days. As expected, the water turned green since I was unable to run the filter until the water level got over the return jets. Last night I was impatient and decided I would go ahead and get chlorine started and just run the aquabot continuously for circulation. After adding bleach the water turned a dark amber/rusty brown. From the posts I have read, I suspect this may be due to the chlorine reacting with iron in the water. The color changed right after adding bleach, so I don't think it is due to adding bleach with he pump off.
I refilled the pool from city water, not a well. Is iron typically present in city water? How do you test water for iron? I know our city has very old pipes that are in desperate need of replacing and from time to time our bath water will be brownish. If iron, what should I do to combat the iron? I don't want to waste time slamming the pool if I need to be focusing on something else. Below are my test results prior to adding the bleach:
CYA 0 ?? (I filled the entire tube up and could still see black dot)
I added 8 jugs (121 oz each) of 8.25% bleach last night. I ran the aquanaut continuously last night and started the pump and filter this afternoon.