I have had a pool in the past in a different city and used chlorine no troubles. Moved to a smaller town and was told the city water in the town was higher in iron than normal. Just got a new pool and filled it with the hose. Was told by the pool folks I was going to need to add all these metals out etc chemicals to get it to look right. I started my sand filter and put sticks in the skimmer. Have the initial algecide put in also. It has been almost a week but have not had it tested for ph levels and chlorine levels. Was told NOT to shock it yet until we work on the iron in the water. Is this correct or should I try shocking it slowly and let the filter keep doing its job?
Forgot to mention the water is crystal clear and have backwashed the filter once a day in the morning and the water was coming out orange/rust, is that the iron getting filtered out? Just want to be sure I am going to correct route with the iron issue I have. Please let me know. Thanks