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    Iron in water

    Ok, I'm setting up my first real pool, a 16x32 doughboy the next step is to install the liner. Previous pool I had was a 15 foot round intex. Every time I filled the intex I spent the entire summer removing iron from the water. Will the sand filter I got with the doughboy do a decent job removing the iron? Any other methods that I should use?

    17,500 gallon 16x32 doughboy Aboveground
    West Michigan

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Iron in water

    Iron comes in two forms, particles and dissolved metals. A sand filter will do a dramatically better job at removing iron particles than an Intex cartridge filter will. However, no filter can remove dissolved metals from the water.
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    New Caney, Texas

    Re: Iron in water

    A friend of mine took several old socks and tied them around the end of the hose and turned the water on low. It took awhile to fill the pool pool but it helped a lot.
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