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    Filled pool with well water

    I had to get a new liner this year and filled my pool with well water. I now have large amounts of iron deposits on bottom. If I keep brushing the bottom will it just filter out?
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    Re: Filled pool with well water

    If I keep brushing the bottom will it just filter out?
    Not very likely but it is marginally possible. Filling from wells is notoriously troublesome for the reason you just discovered.
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    Re: Filled pool with well water

    So how would I go a out getting rid of it? I know I need a good test kit but I spent a fortune on liner and had to repair well this year. I will get it this season but haven't yet.
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    Re: Filled pool with well water

    So how would I go a out getting rid of it?
    You could try very elevated levels of chlorine and run your pH up to around 8.0. A lot of the iron will precipitate out but perhaps not all. I would never do that because it might also preciptate out as stains on your liner but some folks report some success.

    Long story short, you really can't get rid of it. You can pay for a weekly dose of sequestrant but that'll quickly cost more than any test kit or you could drain it and have water trucked in that doesn't have iron.

    I don't know of any really viable solutions that don't involve some significant money.
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    Re: Filled pool with well water

    Vacuum up as much as you can and the backwash/clean the filter to get it out of the pool. Hopefully you can get most of it out of the system before very much dissolves.
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    Re: Filled pool with well water

    This is the second time we have filled the pool with the same water. I don't remember it becoming a huge issue. But it was 7 years ago. Do you think I should hook he vaccum up right away? I have been rushing botto
    All day with some success.
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    Re: Filled pool with well water

    Wow. Typing on phone sucks. I have been brushing bottom all day!
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    Re: Filled pool with well water

    I had the pool store test my water. I know not the ideal solution but it's better than nothing.
    TC 9.7
    FC 9.7
    pH 8.3
    TA 165
    Iron .3

    They suggested I put in a bottle of metal free I didn't want to until I got an opinion on it. I nervous to pour anything into the pool! They didn't check my CYA but I did yesterday and it was 0. I added 4 pounds of conditioner yesterday. What should I do next?
    AGP: 24' x 52" cartridge filter: 13,500 gallons. Taylor K-2006 test kit.

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