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    My water is greenish....

    I am also new to owning a pool. My water is greenish and I did add about a foot of water from my well water. Here are my numbers from a test strip if you all could help?
    ph - 6.8ish
    fc - 10+
    Alk - 100
    stab - 30-50
    Thanks!
    15000 gallons, Sand Filter, IG, Vinyl, A.O. Smith Centerion 3/4 pump, unknown size sand filter

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    Re: My water is greenish....

    Welcome to the forum

    First, you shoud recheck the pH and if it still tests low, use borax to raise it to 7.2 to 7.5 ish.

    Since the strips are notoriously inaccurate, I'll ask you to take a water sample to your local pool store to have it tested.
    Then report results back here.

    Also, take a sample of your well water and ask them to test for metals.

    You don't need to buy anything from them on this trip.....

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    Re: My water is greenish....

    Here is some info:
    Pool is oval 33' x 15', 8 foot on deep end, 3 foot on shallow end
    Pentair Sand Filter & MiniMax NT Heater
    Century Centurion pump
    PB4 Booster Pump
    Hayward Chlorine Feeder
    I'll head to the pool place for both of those tests.
    Thanks for the help,
    Shaun
    15000 gallons, Sand Filter, IG, Vinyl, A.O. Smith Centerion 3/4 pump, unknown size sand filter

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    Re: My water is greenish....

    fc - over 4ppm - theirs doesnt go higher
    tc - same
    ph - 7.7
    hardness - 220 ppm
    alkanlinity - 130 ppm
    cya - 35 ppm
    copper and iron didn't read in machine, but could be seen in water test
    15000 gallons, Sand Filter, IG, Vinyl, A.O. Smith Centerion 3/4 pump, unknown size sand filter

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