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    AA treatment has turned my pool brown

    So I have had some metal staining last year. Tested via vit c tablet and it cleared right up.

    The pool is topped off via a well that has iron and iron bacteria. I try to avoid it but sometimes there is no other choice.

    Opened the pool early last week. Got chlorine down to 0 and added 4lbs AA. Stains at the shallow end were gone. Some remained at the deepend.

    Left the chlorine Gen off due to cold water [50c] added Jacks purple stuff and some kemtek algecide.

    Returned to check the pool this weekend. Stains had faded at the deepend but returned at shallow. So I added another 4lbs of AA and the pool has turned brown before my eyes. The water itself appear clear at least by the glassfull

    Chlorine is still 0 (no chlorine source) but PH has dropped to 6.8 expected due to all the AA but it seemingly had the opposite effect on the staining this time (it kind of lighted a bit in places first. It over the course of not even 2 hrs the whole pool is brown)

    Any help or advice great fully received as I am at a complete loss for how to proceed

    Thanks
    2006 install. In ground. SWG
    30 x 12 vinyl pool approx 18000 gallons

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    Re: AA treatment has turned my pool brown

    Well I may have answered myself.

    I decided to take a look at the filter. As my local pool store had just opened my pool I assumed that it was pretty clean. Full of green gunk. Got a good idea where my iron source is now. And of course adding AA is striping it straight out of the filter back into my pool. Doh!
    2006 install. In ground. SWG
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    Re: AA treatment has turned my pool brown

    If the stuff has precipitated, you're sort of lucky.

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    Re: AA treatment has turned my pool brown

    Yeah, good that it precipitated out and moved to the filter. Now you can clean the filter and get rid of it.
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    Re: AA treatment has turned my pool brown

    Yes apart from the fact I washed so much of it back into the pool . The paper towel method sure looks interesting
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    Re: AA treatment has turned my pool brown

    There have been some posters who have used fiber batting (such as you'd use to stuff a doll or pillow) and homemade filters with good results.
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    Re: AA treatment has turned my pool brown

    What type of filter do you have?

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    Re: AA treatment has turned my pool brown

    Sta rite cartridge
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