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Thread: City flushed the water mains, and I needed fill water

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    Oct 2007

    City flushed the water mains, and I needed fill water

    Yesterday the city flushed the water mains. In the house the water has yellow look and without getting too graphic , looks like someone didn't flush the toilet. I needed to put in several hundred gallons of water into the pool to "fix" the other problem of a floating pool liner, compliments of Gustav. I had to pump out excess water that what was behind my liner.

    Here's the problem. My pool now looks like my toilet. What steps do I need to correct? I normally have no iron in my water. Does time & filtration solve this problem? Get a pool store to test? Here are my TF-1000 results:

    FC 12.5
    PH 7.5
    TA 100
    CH 200
    CYA 70
    24K gal. 22 X 40' Fox Lagoon IG Vinyl, 7' Fox 25 jet raised Spa, Intelliflow VS-3050 pump, Intellichlor IC-40 SWG, Pentair Easy Touch Controller, Easy Touch Wireless Remote, Pentair Legend cleaner w/ booster pump, Pentair 250,000 BTU heater, Pentair Tagelus Sand Filter, & Pentair Intellibrite LED lighting.

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    Apr 2007
    West Michigan

    Re: City flushed the water mains, and I needed fill water

    When our city "flushes" our water system it dumps lots of iron and minerals into our household water supply. We run the water for a few mins untill it becomes clear and then use it. So maybe your pool will have metals in it now? Maybe you could call the city and ask what they expected came out into your house and pool, and treat accordingly?Kimrst
    5 years 18' Intex Frame pool, July 2009 upgrade, 28ft rnd used Doughboy, 1hs Hayward Power Flow pump, Doughboy DE filter.TF test kit

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