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    Well Water

    Getting ready to build a gunite pool. Only have well water available unless I truck water in to fill pool. I had someone test my well water and came up with the following results. Would you use this to fill or autolevel your pool?

    Conductivity 271
    PH 7.8
    Fe 0.09ppm
    Ca 30
    Hardness 50ppm
    Alk 120ppm

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    Re: Well Water

    Overall I would say it looks good, there is some iron, but not enough to worry about
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    Re: Well Water

    That iron level should be alright as long as you winterize. Iron will slowly build up in the pool due to evaporation. Winterizing involves enough water replacement that it should prevent the level from going too high.
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    Re: Well Water

    Don't freak out if the pool turns green when you add chlorine. There's been a number of threads on that topic. It usually goes away in a day or two. If not, you can use metal sequestrant to deal with the iron.
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    Re: Well Water

    Thanks for the replys guys. I was most worried about the iron in the well water more than anything. Initial fill will most probably be with tank truck from hydrant down the street. After that I will be on well water until they run the water line down our street years from now. Would a water softner or something help remove this?

    Jason we don't have much of winters around here. Probably can swim into December some years. Three months of colder weather but not like where you are.

    Todd
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