Hello everyone, I am so grateful to have found this sight and to be a part of it. Thank you for letting me be a part of this group of such knowledgeable people.
We have a vinyl splash pool that is 25 years old. It went into storage 7 years ago but 2 years before we stored it we purchased a brand new sand filter and pump. We recently relocated to a very rural part of Idaho which is out in the middle of nowhere but we have lots of land to put the pool up. Got the pool up filled it with water from our well circulated the pump for about 4 to 5 hours everything was going fine added 2 pounds of chlorine and the water started green right before my eyes. Since we have never had this problem ever before I started a little research and learned that we probably have iron in our water and it reacted with the chlorine turning the water a greenish brown color. How Can I get the Iron our of the water? Would it be necessary to balance the pool first in hopes that by doing this it will fix the problem with the water. Current water readings are Chlorine 2.0 BR 4.4 PH 8.2 and with this kit it took 14 drops to turn the TA solution clear. I have been running the pump about4 to 5 hours everyday. I really don't know what to do hear any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The kiddos were really looking forward to having the pool since like I said we are out in the middle of nowhere. We are literally 2 hours away from the nearest pool store and even at that the store is in another state. Thank you for any help that you might have.