Has anyone with an above ground pool and well water with metal ever done a successful ascorbic acid treatment? It seems like a revolving door. Get the pool stain free with ascorbic acid..beautiful! Water turns cloudy. Add HTH Metal Control (Is Jacks Magic Pink stuff better?) Let pool sit for 24 hours, start bringing chlorine level up...stains return. Anybody have any ideas? I know that there are plenty of you out there that use well water to fill and top off...I would love to hear from you.
How much Metal Control is needed to keep the metal in check? We use quite a bit and continue to get staining. We have recently lowered our pH from about 7.6 down to about 7.2...I read that this helps. I have ordered a 25K metal trap for top offs out of desperation and hope that will help even a little. Any tips or experiences that you can share would certainly be appreciated.
Losing the hubs interest in BBB method. Staining this bad had not been an issue with tablets in the past 10 years. I just don't know guys....not giving up yet, we understand the relation between tablets and CYA, but if we can't get staining under control...he's out.
I know that this forum tends to get a little silent when metal is involved...yes it is a PITA....but anyone with experience with metal...please chime in.
FC 8.5 (just added bleach, overshot by just a tad, and another quart of HTH Metal Control)
By the way...pool has passed OCLT twice now. No algae. Water is still not real clear but not milky white anymore, definitely can see the bottom step on the ladder and the vac in the bottom of the pool. Would love to have a crystal clear pool like we used to have but that might take a while. (Have used 42 bottles of bleach + a few random bottles since we stared slamming the pool on 7/26/14...we are now done with that and the chlorine is holding fine). If I waited for the water to be crystal clear we would be slamming forever.
If I could, I would fly one of you pool experts out for a few days to see if you could get this pool under control.