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    Water Tight Systems Metal Trap Pre-Filters

    Has anybody tried these? Are they worth the money? If I am introducing metals in my fill water, I really need to take corrective action next year after closing/opening.

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    Re: Water Tight Systems Metal Trap Pre-Filters

    Do they work? The consensus on this forum if you search around is yes they work. Will they remove all the metal in your fill water? Probably not.

    That is why on Amazon its sold paired with a metal sequestratant. If you have metals this will get out some if not most but it won't remove all.

    Search around there are several recent threads with less expensive homebrew solutions.
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    Re: Water Tight Systems Metal Trap Pre-Filters

    I went ahead and ordered one. If it removes "most" of the metals, say 51%, that would be a big improvement.
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    Re: Water Tight Systems Metal Trap Pre-Filters

    Don't expect great results. How much they remove depends on how much you have. Mechanical metal filters almost always lack capacity.....despite the claims they might espouse
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    Re: Water Tight Systems Metal Trap Pre-Filters

    Incorporates New"Filtration Media Materials" to Trap Metals
    Not the least bit cryptic and instills nothing but confidence in the quality of the product

    Do let us know how it works though, assuming you have some way to verify whether it has decreased the amount of iron in the water.
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    Re: Water Tight Systems Metal Trap Pre-Filters

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    Not the least bit cryptic and instills nothing but confidence in the quality of the product

    Do let us know how it works though, assuming you have some way to verify whether it has decreased the amount of iron in the water.
    Well what options do I have? My last water test showed zero metals in the pool water. The test can apparently be thrown off by a variety of factors. The fill water is city water, which I haven't tested yet. So I don't know if it is iron, copper, or what. But I had horrific dark metal stains on 100% of the liner and the skimmer and stairs and it took many pounds of citric acid to make a dent in it and weeks to recover from that. Now I have to do $50 of sequestrant a month or it starts to come back.
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    Re: Water Tight Systems Metal Trap Pre-Filters

    Well what options do I have?
    None that are great. A "dark" stain is not normally iron. It is not clear to me how you identified it? All indicators are that it is metal.....copper almost never gets in the pool unless you put it there through chemistry or you have low pH and it erodes a heater.

    Assuming you have metal, you have to identify and cure the source. City water shouldn't be it.
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    Re: Water Tight Systems Metal Trap Pre-Filters

    Have your city water tested for metals. If it has any straight out of the tap they should be able to identify it. Also check for manganese, it leaves a dark stain.
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