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    New to TFP and having problems

    Working on starting up the pool the TFP way and having an issue. I have a brown pool. I have a well and know we have rust so put metal control product (HTH) in as I filled. First pool test I also put in gal bleach 8.25. First test (done by pool store) showed FC 3 CH 300 CYA 80 TA 120 ph 7.0 no copper no iron TDS 500 & pho 300. While knowing I'm on the high end of CYA I drained down the pool 1/3, refilled and added bleach. Now it is brown. I've looked the last 2 yrs for someone including fire dept to bring "better" water but can't find anyone in my area. While the pool is 20 yrs old we've only had for 2 years and have never had anything look like this in the past. Any ideas? I've been keeping FC at shock level for 2 days and seeing that stabilize but brown doesn't change as I need to keep adding water because of back washing. No leisure time for me with the pool like it is.
    20k gal inground plaster pool with 2hp pump, sand filter, kreepy krawly,cleaner with chlorinator. Well water Full sun. Leslie's 81329 kit

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    Re: New to TFP and having problems

    Paper towels and pillow stuffing have both been used to strain out precipitated Iron. Here's one thread, with a picture partway down: http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...ly-Rusty-Water

    Keep the pH to the high end 7.7-7.8 and it should help the stuff precipitate out.
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    Re: New to TFP and having problems

    Thanks for the advice. Pool is clearing nicely. Now all I need is elbow grease and warmer water/weather to get in and try and brush the stains away.
    20k gal inground plaster pool with 2hp pump, sand filter, kreepy krawly,cleaner with chlorinator. Well water Full sun. Leslie's 81329 kit

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