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First picture is when we filled the pool and last picture is now:
Hi Guys....Its been a while but im back. Im Guardwife2 from Central IL......... We had a FABULOUS pool season last yr but we had water trucked in...This yr we decided to use our icky town water which has alot of iron in it. We also drained the entire pool this year..gave it a good cleaning and started over. Not b/c we needed to but after the horrible winter we had, we didnt' want to take a chance with any problems this yr. (we actually did the same thing last yr prior to water being trucked in...we dumped and pumped.). So here is my issues: We filled 7600 gallons of water into our pool...Water was really yellow but clear. So we tested it and at that time (I dont have the readings on that specific day anymore) all was pretty good. So we put in a little chlorine, some Metal out, Algae preventative and let it do its magic....it pretty well stayed yellow color. So we were told to put Iron out in it, its not a pool chemical but something you can use around your house to get rust out of say clothes etc. So we did. And it changed the water to a darker yellow but still clear. So we were then told we could take batting out of a pillow and attach it to the inflow hose and it would help filter out the rust..we did that and got alot of it out. The sock/batting filter we fixed went from white to an orange brown-normal rust color appearance. We were then told to let it sit a while and let the iron out work..well it never did work. It still remained yellow but clear. So at this point we decided to go get a good water testing done at a pool store..they helped us tremendously last yr..so we trust them. Here is the reading on 5-31-14:
CYA-not tested (however I tested when we got home and it was zero-non in the pool)
TA was 400
Total Ch .4
Iron 0 (we still question this b/c water was still rusty in appearance)
Any algae detected NO
We were told to put the following in it: 1-to bring down TA and PH put Muriatic acid in...lots of it but over a few days to do it slowly. 2-add a scale inhibitor to bring down the hardness and 3- Add 3 bags of something called Burn out-its a shock treatment. We did as suggested and our water immediately turned a sea foam blue and is now very cloudy. However, we decided to add an algeacide too b/c rain was coming.
Here is the readings as of this morning 06-04-14:
Reading off of the small tubes for CL and PH:
CL-5 highest reading on it/PH 7.2
FC 19.5 (we took it upon ourselves to shock it last night b/c rain was coming and water was not reading a lot of chlorine..it was reading chlorine but not more than 1-2 CC/FC)
CYA 10 (we even added more of this last night still not holding a good reading)
TA high still 450
Two yrs ago we had a similar problem and was told by you guys we had algae..so we literally spent the whole summer adding bleach to the pool and never did change in appearance till we added a flouccuant. Once we added that..everything settled to the bottom and we vacuumed it up and was able to swim (please see old post from me). I firmly believe we had a metal issue that yr and not an algae problem. I see the same thing occurring this yr too. We have had algae and this is not the same thing as then vs now. We had very heavy rain last night and our pool over filled so I had to back wash some out and did the testing after the backwash process. We have also added a filter cleaner to the pump and pump is working good..great output/input.
We are wondering if by adding the Iron out non pool item chemical if this didn't cause the water to react to it? We also wonder if we should dump half of the water out and refill with a filter on the hose? Like I said..the pool water was yellow from the rust but clear when we first refilled w/o the filter on the hose. Im open to any and all suggestion. And yes I to have a test kit from you guys, lol, so know I am using it.
7600 gallons 18 ft around 4.5 ft tall, sand, AG and vinly liner Hayward Pump 1 HP, sand filter is hayward also SP0714T/SP014TE series Vari-flo, Date pool was installed May 04-2009.