FC: 4 mg/l
CC: no reading, zero?
TA: 60 mg/l
CH: 50 mg/l
Hello - I am in the process of starting up a DYI pool. I had a temporary filter set-up with the intake just dangling into the side of the pool. I used a long hose to direct flow to one set of returns. At the same time I had my sump pump polyfill bucket going to remove some iron content I made the mistake of introducing through a garden hose top up. I managed to pick up a aquabot robot and although a wreck to look at (buckets, dangling hoses, no coping etc.), I had really beautiful sparkling water. Even when the water was orange, it was perfectly translucent (just orange). Sat. morning I move the filter to its permanent location. First time it was drawing from the skimmer and returning to all four outlets. Brown horribleness shoots out of the two returns that had not been in use before this point. While my levels still look good (day before brown jet infusion my pH was at 7.2) my water is now cloudy. I have run the filter straight since Saturday morning and used the robot twice. The water quality does not look like it is improving.
Am I really back to SLAM? I don't want it to get any worse, but everything was going so well....