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Thread: New Pool, Well Water and should we worry about Calcium

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    New Pool, Well Water and should we worry about Calcium

    We are hoping to start filling our pool tonight or tomorrow night. We have well water that is very high in mineral content. I tested our water using the TF100 test kit and also ran the numbers through the pool calculator. Our pool is vinyl, Intex Ultra Frame 16x48".

    My questions:
    1. I believe we have metal in our water. How can I test for it?
    2. Should I treat for calcium?
    3. Our local pool store says they don't sell dichlor, only trichlor. Is it okay to use trichlor instead?

    Numbers:
    FC <.5
    ph <6.8
    T/A 30
    CH 150
    CYA 20

    Thanks so much!
    5061 Gallons
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    AG Intex 16' x 48" Ultra Frame
    1,500gph (5,678 L/hr.) filter

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    Re: New Pool, Well Water and should we worry about Calcium

    You tested your tap water? Tap water doesn't contain CYA...
    You will need some Borax and Baking Soda to raise your PH and TA
    Do they have trichlor powder granule or trichlor tablets?
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    Re: New Pool, Well Water and should we worry about Calcium

    Yes, I tested our tap water which I thought would be the same as our outdoor faucet water. Is it different?

    I'm not sure if it's trichlor powder or tablets. Is one better than the other?

    Any thoughts about testing for metal?
    5061 Gallons
    Cartridge Filter
    AG Intex 16' x 48" Ultra Frame
    1,500gph (5,678 L/hr.) filter

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    Re: New Pool, Well Water and should we worry about Calcium

    Take a sample to a couple of pool stores and they should be able to test for metals for you.
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