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    Whiting, Iowa

    Help getting pool straightened out

    Need some advice, my pool water is very clear but green looking and emerald green looking in the deep end. I've dropped about $300 on chemicals, mostly phosphate removers, I'm just curious if I'm better off burning everything out with liquid chlorine. I live in a small town surrounded by corn fields and I'm sure my inground pool is getting chauked full of fertilizer from spraying. I had copper issues from well water last year and this definitely looks different. Clear but emerald green instead of cloudy and aqua green. Here are some of my test numbers.
    Thanks for any tips, just tired of spending a fortune on chemicals. Also, pool is. 42' x 21' inground with a vinyl liner
    CYA 49
    Tot C 2.7
    Free C 0.3
    pH 7.2
    Tot Alk 114
    Tot hard 212
    Tot copper 0.2

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    Northern IL

    Re: Help getting pool straightened out

    Instead of spending a fortune on pool store chemicals, I would recommend buying a Pool School - Test Kits Compared
    No more trips to the pool store and we can fix you up with the RIGHT chemicals to fix your pool, mostly bought at the grocery or big box stores for much cheaper. Give it a go!!!
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    Re: Help getting pool straightened out

    Welcome to TFP!

    That could be metal in the water again, more here, Pool School - Metals in the Water and Metal Stains

    +1 for getting a good test kit, testing your own water and only adding what it needs. I use the TF-100 from
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    Re: Help getting pool straightened out

    A pic of that green would help. Copper very rarely comes from a well. Copper is commonly found in the pool because there are too many copper laden chemicals that have been put in.

    So, where to start?? That pool sounds like it is maybe 15,000 gallons? You could simply drain and refill for maybe $100 but that's city water. can your well provide the capacity? I(f so, you should have the well analyzed to see what you end up with.
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