Don't know if anyone on here has any idea but here is a situation I put myself into.
1. I recently had my fiberglass pool resurfaced with a couple coats of white gel.. I had to do it as the pool being an
older model started to get blisters which had to be repaired before they went completely through the shell.
2. I have to use well water to fill the pool so I am aware that right off the bat I will be dealing with metal problems
especially since the pool is bright white.. I use an expensive product called a metal trap which is supposed to
trap most of the metal before it enters the pool. Of course it flows through your fill hose but believe me it takes
3 Now my 10,000 gallon pool is filled with the new treated well water. Test showed the ph at 7.4 and Alkalinity at 101 ppm.
My local pool store which I have dealt with
for many years suggested that before I added any chlorine, I should put in a product made by SunGuard called
metal-out plus. Even though we tested the water and it did not show any signs of metal he said that many
time the metal ions are the culprit when staining becomes a problem and he felt that by circulating this product
which is a Sequestrant for 2 or 3 days prior to adding the chlorine would be cheap insurance. In fact he
suggested I double the dose from what the instructions called for.
3. Two day after the treatment of a bright beautifully clear pool I wake up to a pool so cloudy that you could not see
the vacuum head in the 3 ft. shallow end. The DE filter was totally clogged and had to be taken apart. I
e-mailed the manufacture and they stated that they felt that I had hard water and the calcium precipitated out
causing the extremely cloudy condition. They also said it will correct itself but would take a few days and also a
couple more cleanings of the DE filter.
4 Sure enough they were right. It too every bit of 5 days running the filter 24 / 7. The pool was looking great but
remember, I still have not added any chlorine as we live in a colder climate and the water was still in the 60's.
5. Finally after getting a couple 80 degree days I decide it was time to chlorinate. I put in a double dose to make
sure I was ahead of any algae problems. WRONG WRONG WRONG .
6. Within 6 hours of adding the chlorine, the pool turned bright green (but still very clear).
7. I went back to my pool store and told them what happened and they suggested using a product to lower the
chlorine which I did. My initial chlorine reading was off the chart over 6 ppm and after using this chlorine
neutralizing product called Baqua Start, my chlorine reading is at zero.
8. Guess what,,, the pool is still green and now I have to be careful since the water temp is in the mid 70's that
I don't start running into an algae problem and compound problems.
9.... ANY SUGGESTIONS OR THOUGHT ??? Been a pool owner for 25 years and have never had an issue
anything like this.