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    filter funny color

    Anyone know what in balance would cause a blue-green like paste/cream texture to be on a filter after it filters for a while..I'm still having a problem with cloudy water my post on it is in the getting starting.

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    tc 2.6
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    ph 7.2
    alka. 46
    cy acid 100
    copper 1.19
    iron .28
    nitrate 1
    borate 80
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    Re: filter funny color

    Dead algae and/or pollen. Pollen comes in an amazing variety of colors, though usually you can't see the color because there is never enough in one place.
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    Re: filter funny color

    I haven't had any algea in it since in of beginning of April. The pool itself is clean just cloudy... could that be the couldy stuff coming out of the water on the filter...
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    I guarantte you I can show you enough pollen in one place in Texas~!
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    Re: filter funny color

    Wonder if it's got something to do with the iron and copper in your pool?
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    Re: filter funny color

    Me too...the coppr had been rising and couldn't figure out why..well my system had to be replace under warranty and they sent me a new system. Well I have had it for 2 weeks and the copper level kept rising and I finally called them yesterday and ask if the system that replaced the one I had put out copper because I knew they sold some that did claiming that it help kill and keep algea out of pools..but the one I had before didn't. Well come to find out they sent me the wrong replacemnt one. I new it looked a little different but thought maybe just newer model so they are sending me the right one. But could the copper being that high becausing the filter to have that stuff on it and be keeping my water still cloudy...I've been running my filter 24/7 and still cloudy, but as long as I run the chorinator its gonna put out copper on this system until I get the new one.
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    Re: filter funny color

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
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    Re: filter funny color

    So, sticking with OP's post, I can't understand exactly where this is showing up.

    Teresa, what do you mean, " on the filter"? Do you mean on the cartridge inside the filter?
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    Re: filter funny color

    yes on the filter cartridge sorry didn't mean to confuse anyone...it rinses out good...
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