My wife and I just got done renovating our 40000 gallon Anthony Sylvan pool that came with the foreclosed home we purchased six years ago. The whole experience has been one of the most trying projects we've undertaken.
The pool has been painted and the plumbing had been clogged with all types of debris. The pool is from the early 70's and just trying to find information and parts has been a challenge. I still have not located some of the parts.
I wish that someone had the knowledge to inform us of the difficulties of well water and having it tested before treating it but nobody that I know who is a pool owner had done it. Everyone seems to get into the process and test when they don't get positive results.
I shocked the pool and it has turned brown and is depositing sediment all over the pool. My research online leads me to believe that I have iron in my water and the chlorine has reacted with it and is causing the mess that I now have. I've seen plenty of posts where people are dealing with this and some even achieved results in trying to remedy the situation.
I have not seen someone dealing with it that has a pool of my size, running my type of filtration. I have a Hayward Perflex DE filter EC75A. The manual states that this filter is designed to avoid the whole back washing process as far as operation goes. Everyone I see is using cartridge, or sand filters and is using back washing or Ferritabs as part of the process to correct and these are not options I have available running my setup.
My wife and I have so much labor and money invested into this pool and now I feel like we've hit a wall and I fear what type of damage is possibly being done while I'm unable to find a solution to this. Does anyone have any positive insight to this issue, as it would be greatly appreciated?