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Thread: Brown Water but water tests just about perfect

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    Aug 2015
    Monticello, MN

    Brown Water but water tests just about perfect

    Hi, I just became a member after getting nowhere on my own. I have a pool place in town that does my water testing through BioGuard for free. My last water sample I just needed a bit of Muriatic acid to bring PH down. However my pool has had brown water now for a few days. In the past I have only experienced brown water when we fill in the spring right after chlorination. We have plenty of metals in our city water and it's a common problem here. But It's been full for 2 months, and I have only added a few inches of water all summer. I've been using a Sand Pro 50 for about 3 years now and it has worked great except that the basket where the sand sits keeps cracking(I am on my second basket and It's cracked too). Now i'm wondering if the darn thing is even working. It's running. It has new sand as of this spring. But today I was expecting very brown(chocolate) water coming out as I backwashed but it wasn't very dark at all it was only a little brown. The pool has been brown for 3 days and I'm not seeing it clearing up at all. Any suggestions?
    Intex 18'x48" metal frame, Above Ground, Sand filter "Game SandPro 50"

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    May 2015
    Dallas Ga

    Re: Brown Water but water tests just about perfect

    Can you post some pics? Stairs or a ladder would be great. Along with whatever other features you think important.
    Bob - Palm Beach by San Juan Pools. approx 5000 gals Pentair 320 cartridge filter (all new guts installed by me) Goldline SWG Intermec 104 TImer Test kit K-2006-C

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