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    Gotta love well water.

    Opened the pool yesterday and the water was crystal clear. Then I filled with a filter on the end of my hose and now it looks like ****.
    PH 7.0
    Cya 20
    Fc 2.5
    Cc 0
    Those numbers are after the fill up. So, I doubt there's any algae growing if I still had fc leftover and no cc.

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    150lb Hayward sand filter
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    Well water

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    Re: Gotta love well water.

    Do you have metals in your well water?
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    Re: Gotta love well water.

    Yeah, I used metal out when I put the pool up last year and it was fine all summer. No staining or anything. So, I bought a filter for the end of the hose this year and still my water is full of iron. I just put some DE in my sand filter to help capture the small particles so hopefully it will start to clear if not I'll be buying some more metal out tomorrow.

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    Appox. 13800 gallons
    150lb Hayward sand filter
    1.5hp pump
    Well water

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    Re: Gotta love well water.

    Is metal out the same ingredient as the sequestrants we recommend in the Pool School article? You might want to check that: http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...d-metal-stains
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    Re: Gotta love well water.

    Not sure I used it once last year before I read about sequestrants on this forum. It worked pretty much overnight and I never had to add it again all year. My water was perfect all summer, I received compliments all the time. Thanks to this website off course.

    24'x54'' AG
    Appox. 13800 gallons
    150lb Hayward sand filter
    1.5hp pump
    Well water

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    Re: Gotta love well water.

    Main ingredient says acrylic copolymer, and secondary is citric acid.

    24'x54'' AG
    Appox. 13800 gallons
    150lb Hayward sand filter
    1.5hp pump
    Well water

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    Re: Gotta love well water.



    Didn't add any sequestrants and the water is crystal clear after a night of the filter running. I'm guessing it was sand from my well and not metals, because I never get, any staining and in only added the metal out once last year. Just got to give it a good vacuuming and wait for it to warm up and I'm in business again. Well besides putting a new pressure gauge on my filter because when I pulled it out of the shed it was reading 50.

    24'x54'' AG
    Appox. 13800 gallons
    150lb Hayward sand filter
    1.5hp pump
    Well water

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