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    Filling Pool with WELL WATER Please Help

    I put up and filled my pool with well water ( ONLY WATER SOURCE ) in March and still batteling with iron!!!!! I have spent $600 in chemicals since March and need help someone please tell me what to do or where to go!!! I have salt chlorinator!! Im about to loose my mind!! 24X52 above ground not Intex sand filter pool!!

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    Re: Filling Pool with WELL WATER Please Help

    my water is orange comming out the well.. try tuning your filter off and see if it'll settle down and then vaccum up the particles.. it works for me.
    13500 gallon AG, build late 90's, Hayward S220T sand filter,1Hp aqua coastal
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    Re: Filling Pool with WELL WATER Please Help

    I filled my 20x48 ag pool on the 21, and I have added a total 3 16 oz metal and stain from hth at Wally world, my iron is soooo bad from well, I saw that some one said try a paper towel in skimmer basket , well a roll later that was getting old, I have now gone to a 5 gal bucket of fresh water and few old wash clothes,pretty raggedy so I can keep good flow going , and a few of my type of pool filter cartridges , ( intex stuff ) but I have gone out hourly and swapped out wash clothes and filters, a very smooth fast process, and it's nasty nasty, but I think I am getting a grasp, so that I an gain control on my FC and build up cya , Since I'm still in my shocking process
    Its been a nightmare, I think if or when I have to drain I will plan on buying water somehow, bottle water woulda been cheaper .... But this wash cloth and filter deal is hopefully a decent plan to rid the well water iron ..
    Good luck !!!!
    20x48 pro series steel frame new 2012/ 8k/ SFS1000 skimmer/filter/pump system/1075gph/well water,basic hth 6way testing kit, planning on getting tf100 kit
    Going to start w BBB method

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    Re: Filling Pool with WELL WATER Please Help

    ii'm thinking of getting a slime bag.. gonna try those out. However they are not that easy to get in Canada - not sure why?
    13500 gallon AG, build late 90's, Hayward S220T sand filter,1Hp aqua coastal
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    Re: Filling Pool with WELL WATER Please Help

    Slime bag .. ?? Something easier to catch this stuff?? Details please))))
    20x48 pro series steel frame new 2012/ 8k/ SFS1000 skimmer/filter/pump system/1075gph/well water,basic hth 6way testing kit, planning on getting tf100 kit
    Going to start w BBB method

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    Re: Filling Pool with WELL WATER Please Help

    First, adjust your pH to 7.2-7.4 and CH to 200-220. Keep the chlorine generator going - you don't want an algae bloom as well as rusty colored water. Next, go get some Jack's Magic Purple Stuff. For your pool, add at least 1.5 quarts, let the pump run overnight. The water should be a lot lighter in color. If it isn't, add half a quart at a time, keep the pump running and see if it changes color. My pool took 2 quarts. The best way to add it is dip some water out of the pool with a bucket, pour the Jack's into the bucket then pour that into the pool in front of the return. It will take at least a day for the water to completely clear up once you get enough sequestrant in. After a few days of the water being clear, backflush the filter. I struggled with high iron in my pool water and went through 6 different products over 4 seasons until I discovered Jack's.
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    Re: Filling Pool with WELL WATER Please Help

    Main reason why I DON'T use my well water to fill my pool (plus it would take a month to fill). I buy my water, comes chlorinated right from the city.
    13,900gal 24'x52" Backyard Leisure Heritage AGP
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