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    Water tastes sweet

    Ok so maybe it's just my imagination but for some reason out BBB water has a sweet taste to it. Anyone know what's causing that? Numbers are all perfect.

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    Re: Water tastes sweet

    Why are you tasting your pool water?
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    Re: Water tastes sweet

    When you swim, how can you help it?

    Salty, I get. but sweet? Hmmm...... some people do have those two mixed in their taste receptors, genetic thing.
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    Re: Water tastes sweet

    You don't list CH. Can you test it and report back?
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    Re: Water tastes sweet

    If one does not taste their pool water, one cannot tell if it's suhweeeeet!!!

    Perhaps they're putting high fructose corn syrup in the chlorine now. They put it in everything else!
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    Re: Water tastes sweet

    Beats tasting salty!
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    Re: Water tastes sweet

    Some people note that they can taste a difference with borates. Some algaecides have a taste and smell.

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    Re: Water tastes sweet

    Has your pool gone through a bout of odd colors? Perhaps someone tried the "lime jello in the pool" thing.

    --- actually, I don't know what that would do. Just a side comment from a Robert A. Heinlein novel ---
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    Re: Water tastes sweet

    Usually when water tastes sweet, it's iron in the water that's causing it. Since some people have sensitive tastes, they can detect small amounts of minerals.
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    Re: Water tastes sweet

    Can I test for that? Is there a problem if its high?
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    Re: Water tastes sweet

    Quote Originally Posted by xray328
    Can I test for that? Is there a problem if its high?
    I figured you could, but youll have to see what your kit has. I don't suspect you do, I just wondered if you have soft water. Sometimes, soft water has a "sweetness" to me.
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    Re: Water tastes sweet

    You can buy a test for iron, but you can usually have the local pool store test it for you. You may have to ask them to do it, but they usually can.

    What is your fill water source?
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    Re: Water tastes sweet

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    Re: Water tastes sweet

    If it's a public utility, you can get a water report from them and it'll tell you what's in the water you have. A lot of places even have them online.
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