I have a 2 week old pool that has been blue for about 2 of the days it has been standing. I topped off with well water through an Ecoone filter the first day and found that we had metals. 2 rounds of metal out in the first week and 2 CuLator bags in the pump skimmer, metal readings are 0.
5 days ago, chlorine was low and pool was turning yellow. (Only for a day, it had been high all week after being shocked) Went to the poolstore, its not algae. They told mr to shock and add a ton of alkalinity. I added 1/4 of what they told me to, now alkalinity and chlorine sre high.
I thought maybe the chlorine was oxidizing some more metals in the water and I thought that Natural chemistry Metal Free would take up any staining, clear the water, it is now looking worse. Metals test at 0 at 2 different pool stores. My skimmer is starting to discolor. Pool store gave me a little bit of Sparkle Conquest to test on it. It did seem to clear staining on the skimmer.
Is this metal dropping out and attaching to the pool? Water has some clarity issues as well. I bought cellulose for the filter to boost the filter poeer. It doesnt seem to be working. Been running the filter 24 hrs a day for 3 days and its just getting worse. Pool store was stumped. Said maybe just keep filtering. I have a sand filter and it doesn't seem to be clearing a lot. I have done 2 cycles of cellulose and bee able to backwash orangey water.
Readings from today are
Does anyone know what a good next step is? Ideas on the table so far are the sparkle conquest, lump alum to clear up particulates (not sure if this will clump the cellulose and create an issue?), ascorbic acid stain remover, do nothing for a while and pray the filter clears it up.
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