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    Setting up for the summer

    Just wondering if anyone else has had to deal with a lot of iron, or other metals in their water.
    I tried a couple times last year, to add chlorine or bleach, and the water immediately started turning into a brown color. It looked like tea.
    And then it left that brown residue that had to be filtered or vacuumed out.

    Is there a really good product to add before the chlorine, that eliminates the oxidizing effect of the metals?

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    Re: Setting up for the summer

    Metal in swimming pol water is a giant hassle.

    Suspending the iron in soluble form is what most folks do. It's called a sequestrant and "Jack's Magic" makes some of the most widely used.

    Several to choose from.

    The best idea by far is to find fill water without metal.......often impossible.
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    Re: Setting up for the summer

    ........and keep your PH at the lower end of the spectrum.
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    Re: Setting up for the summer

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    Metal in swimming pol water is a giant hassle.

    Suspending the iron in soluble form is what most folks do. It's called a sequestrant and "Jack's Magic" makes some of the most widely used.

    Several to choose from.

    The best idea by far is to find fill water without metal.......often impossible.
    Thanks. I never thought of getting water hauled in. We have well water on the acreage. But the closest town has water that is almost as pure as RO water.

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    Re: Setting up for the summer

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    ........and keep your PH at the lower end of the spectrum.
    Thanks. That's something I also did not know.

    Hydroforce Simple Set Soft-Sided Pool
    12 ft x 12 ft x 30 in
    1,421 Gal
    5,377 L

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