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    New pool 18 x 48 intex easy set water issues

    We just put up the pool (first time pool owner) filled with well water through softener. Looked crystal clear in the beginning, but as pool was about half full, water looking a yellowish green. Put salt in and cyanuric acid but haven't run filter or SWG yet. What would be the best way to start to handle this.. Pool still has about 6 inches or so to go to be full (5455 gal) . Please help.

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    Re: New pool 18 x 48 intex easy set water issues

    Get it circulating, and run a full set of tests.

    Color is likely just the tap water. But, you need to get chlorine in the water with bleach.

    How did you add CYA?
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    Re: New pool 18 x 48 intex easy set water issues

    Put in 1.4 lbs and got into pool and brushed it around to dissolve.

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    Re: New pool 18 x 48 intex easy set water issues

    That could damage the liner if any sits for very long.
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    Re: New pool 18 x 48 intex easy set water issues

    That's why I got in the pool and brushed it until it dissolved. The pool didn't come with a skimmer, and I don't know if you can get an after market one. Right now the pool looks like green lake water and you can't see the bottom. Should I add bleach before I run the SWG, or will it then put too much chlorine in?

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    Re: New pool 18 x 48 intex easy set water issues

    You should have everything balanced before trying to dial in the SWG. So, yeah, add 2ppm of bleach.

    So your tap water looks like green lake water?

    Can you post a picture?
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    Re: New pool 18 x 48 intex easy set water issues

    Definitely need to keep the chlorine level above the minimum for the CYA level on the Chlorine CYA Chart or algae will grow.

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    Re: New pool 18 x 48 intex easy set water issues

    After doing more searches, I came across the towel on the intake hose idea...I did this and within 2 minutes, there was a ring of rust on the cloth the color of coffee. I know that we have 2 ppm of iron in our water, but we ran most of it through our softener using both hot and cold water. The water looked crystal clear until about half way when I added the cyanuric acid. Which is the best metal remover and how long will it take to clear up. I'm not really in a hurry as the weather will still be too clod this week, but I would like to get this cleared up and under control.

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    Re: New pool 18 x 48 intex easy set water issues

    Here is a Pool School article with more info on that, http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...d-metal-stains
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    Re: New pool 18 x 48 intex easy set water issues

    image.jpg here's the color of my pool water. Chemical reading without chlorine just stabilizer.
    Hardness 200
    FC 0
    pH between 7.8 and 8.4
    Alkalinity 240
    CYA between 100 and150

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    I have a bottle of clarifier, would it help to add that yet?

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    Re: New pool 18 x 48 intex easy set water issues

    That is very similar to what I faced when I started my pool last year. My fill water looked clear until it was about a foot deep then it became murky and the end result was a lot like yours. The filter will do it's job. I know certain types of filters take longer, but with additions of chlorine, stabilizer and continued filtration it will clear up. Here is my before and after from my first fill.

    I believe it took me a couple of days before that water was clear enough to see bottom. Here is an in between picture taken the day after I filled.
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    Re: New pool 18 x 48 intex easy set water issues

    Do you have iron in your water?

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