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Thread: WELL WATER IN USE. Chlorine products turned my spa water brown Alternatives???

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    WELL WATER IN USE. Chlorine products turned my spa water brown Alternatives???

    OK, Thanks in advance for any help and or suggestions
    Newbie to Pools - 12' Round Metal Pool 3000+/- Gallons Sand Filter WaterWorks 1.5hp single phase Pump Boston, Ma

    I used well water to fill my pool and I have hard minerals in the water so when I used chlorine products (as in my ThermoSpa hot tub) it turned my water yellow. I use Natures 2 minerals cartridge in the hot tub with booster and it stays really clear and clean

    I am looking for alternatives to treat my pool water because I do not want the chlorine from the pool water getting into the hot tub. I have heard negative things about the Bacqua products - Red/black Algae YUCK.

    Please suggest how I can keep my pool water crystal clear and sanitized without using chlorine. PLEASE
    I am taking my pool water sample over to the pool store for analysis, but before I end up with a carriage full of chemical$$$$ I want to check with folks here.

    Any suggestions?

    Howie

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    Re: WELL WATER IN USE. Chlorine products turned my spa water brown Alternatives???

    There are only 3 options for sanitizing a pool: chlorine, bromine, and Baq.
    Obviously Baq is frowned upon; bromine can not really be protected from the sun; chlorine is the best option.

    The Nature 2 is NOT an approved sanitizer in pools. I would not be concerned about minor transfer of chlorine to your hot tub, it will not be a problem.

    With metals in the water, sounds like you need to be using sequestrants in the pool. Have you read the metals article in Pool School: http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...d-metal-stains

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