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    Levels are in.

    Filled the pool with well water. Did a test using the k2006 kit. Water has a greenish tint.
    Using trichlor tablets right now until my Cya gets higher.

    Where should I begin??

    Fc 6ppm
    PH 7.2
    Ta 280
    Ch 260
    Cya 0
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    Re: Levels are in.

    It will take a long time to raise CYA with the tablets. You should use granular stablizer in a sock.
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    Re: Levels are in.

    Agreed, use the sock method.
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    Re: Levels are in.

    Is the green tint like clear greenish tinted water?

    The water has a greenish tint but clear, then most likely due to iron content. This is common in well water.
    With CYA of 0 and FC of 6, which is extremely high for 0 FC, and iron in solution the water will turn green.

    I do not recommend pool store testing, but a test kit of metals is expensive, in the 100$ range. So a free pool test although not necessarily accurate at all, may at least confirm if there is any metal content.

    If you do have iron, it will also lead to staining of the liner.

    Your options are somewhat limited.
    Refill the pool with metal free water,
    perform Reverse Osmosis on the water (if available in your area),
    or use a metal sequestrant such as Jacks Magic.
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    Re: Levels are in.

    Looks like Jacks magic is the hot ticket.
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    Re: Levels are in.

    I'll run one of my jets upward. Should I worry about pH right now?
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    Re: Levels are in.

    Also getting the generic kreepy krauly from amazon, so I'll have to wait until I get that in before I add the sequestrant
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    Re: Levels are in.

    Aerating will not bring down TA.

    MA will bring down TA and then aerate to bring up PH.

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    I should clarify. If you tested the TA yourself with a good test kit and its that high you will need muratic acid to reduce it. Muratic acid will also reduce your PH and that is what gets raised with aeration.
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    Re: Levels are in.

    OK I will add some tonight
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    Re: Levels are in.

    Yes, here is the process for lowering TA, Lowering Total Alkalinity
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    Re: Levels are in.

    Dumped a half gallon of muriatic acid in today. Going to let the pump run for a while. Pool is clear. I am getting some dirt though when I first start up the pump. Guessing I need to backwash the filter? The hose doesn't come in til Wednesday so I'll have to wait.
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