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    Help!

    First....hi everyone! New pool owner and board member here. I have a quick question.....

    I started up my intex SWG last night and this morning the hose that goes from the SWG to the pool is brown. What in the world is wrong?? I am in the process of trying to get the water right and have it tested today.

    Thanks!!

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    Re: Help!

    Do you have metals in your fill water?
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    Re: Help!

    Probably....it is city water and we have bad plumbing. Wouldn't the water and the hose going into the filter be brown also though?

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    Re: Help!

    When I was running a intex pool (12X30) last year and added the intex swcg, my outlet hose also went brown. I fill with a well that has metals.
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    Re: Help!

    What do I need to do? Wait until I test the water?

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    Re: Help!

    You can add sequestrant to see if it goes away.
    What does the water look like?
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    Re: Help!

    The water is a little cloudy with a green tint to it.

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    Re: Help!

    Could be that you just need to shock. Can you post a set of test results?
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    Re: Help!

    Is the copper ion generator connected?
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    Re: Help!

    Sorry for the delay in answering. I had to purchase a test strip kit to get me by until I can order a good kit.....Leslies' was out

    Anyway....everything is pretty much registering 0. My salt test showed between 2000 and 3000.

    I have the newest model Intex SWG and I haven't unplugged the copper ion generator assuming it has one. Do I need to? Which plug is it? The big or little one on the top?

    Thanks for all your help!!

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    Re: Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Valentine
    Leslies' was out
    tftestkits.com will have better kits for better prices. The TF-100 is the kit most of us here use, or the Taylor K2006. Both of these kits use the same reagents - the TF100 is a little better value.
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    Re: Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by lightingguy
    Quote Originally Posted by Valentine
    Leslies' was out
    tftestkits.com will have better kits for better prices. The TF-100 is the kit most of us here use, or the Taylor K2006. Both of these kits use the same reagents - the TF100 is a little better value.
    I guess I should have been more clear....I went by a Leslies pool store locally. Guess it was a good thing they were out!

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    Re: Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Valentine
    I have the newest model Intex SWG and I haven't unplugged the copper ion generator assuming it has one. Do I need to? Which plug is it? The big or little one on the top?
    On the new units, there are three cords. Disconnect the last cord in the direction of flow (it is the closest connection to the outlet back to the pool). You unscrew the retaining ring then unplug the connector.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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