We just filled our Intext 16 x 48 metal framed pool with our well water. (hate well water!). We have the basic pump/filter system. Just put in a new filter yesterday.
The pool water color is Unfortunately it is a Murky Brown.
We have gone into the local pool store twice. First guy seemed informed, second guy (visit) seemed to just be holding up the counter. Either way, we were given x 2 different sets of instructions regarding the removal of the Iron & adding of chemicals. We are pool novices.
First were told do not add chemicals until the Iron is out. Second guy/time had us buy $80 (more) worth of chemicals to add that day. Needless to say, we have not added any further chemicals.
The only thing we have in the pool now, is a metal remover tablet that sits in the skimmer basket.
It has done minimal if nothing at all. We spent $60 on this one metal remover.
The water testing done yesterday showed the following:
Total chlorine 0
Free chlorine 0
Total Alkalinity 195
Calcium Hardness 150
shock Treatment 0
The funny or not so funny thing is, the 2nd pool guy, printed a second water test result after he added in the water was cloudy and it came up with a different set of numbers! Though the instructions for adding the chemicals were the same.
What do we do to remove the Iron?
Do we want to start adding chemicals now?
Thanks so much for the help! Our children & us are really looking forward to enjoying the pool this summer. We live north of the Twin cities in Minnesota~!