As to not derail mrswhitsie's thread Filling in pool after replaster with questions that popped into my head upon reading it, I thought I would start a new one. I am not sure if this is the right subforum.
The quotes below are from that thread.
I have always filled my pool (pools if you count my former intex ring pool) with my well water. Cost is very low and I have a vinyl liner, so I never considered other options. Of course it does not come without issues such as high TA (+250 ppm) and water tint. The high TA I just deal with...I find the MA/aeration method kind of fun. My water tint however is one that has confused me. Right after I fill the pool, but before chlorinating my water is clear, but expectantly once chlorinated the tint shows up. My tint has always been a tan color, I would equate it to the "tea color" others have seen. Being the cheap skate that I am, I have never tried an sequestrant, nor have I needed to if I am patient. Once the tan color shows itself, I just run my filter (sand with no DE added) for about a week straight and the color is gone. When I back flush, the water is very dark brown. I am assuming my water is fairly high in iron since when I let my salt in the water softener go to zero (and my wife gets mad at me ) we get the orange stains on our porcelain tub. I have not gotten a test done on the iron content (or other content) in my well water...I probably should.Originally Posted by duraleigh
Okay, to my question...am I confusing something else with metals (such as tannins) or am I really filtering the metals out?
What dangers are there in running a well dry. I have wondered about this as I was filling my pool. Mine did not run dry, but I have only filled my pool once. I assume it might be hard on the submerged pump, since it would not have water cooling it? Is there any potential hazard to the aquifers?Originally Posted by Bama Rambler