I hope someone can offer some advise. As we were filling our 22' round Intex Ultra pool with well water, the crystal clear water started to become yellowish/green after a few hours - this is while filling the pool and NO chemicals added. Our local pool supplier suggested that it must be metals in the well water causing the discoloration and told us to use a product called Metal Free. Its been 12 hrs since I added the chemical and the sand filter has been running the entire time. So far the water has NOT changed in color at all. She said that this product (Metal Free) should clear up the water within a day or so. Anyone use this stuff before? If so, how long did it take to work. I am planning on running the pump all night in the hopes this helps but thought by now there might be a slight improvement.
We did test the water and the only thing that came up was no chlorine (which of course because we have not added the salt yet - was advised not to until the green is gone), and we also had high alkalinity which the lady at the pool store said was probably from the metals and may resolve itself once the metal situation is taken care of.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!