I run our hard well water through a McLean Iron Filter (air injection, no chemicals) and a softener but want to get the Alkalinity down from the current 240 and PH down from 8.4 and the total hardness down from 800+ (all numbers from HTH test strips before adding anything but water). Our well water before treatment yields about 1/3 reddish iron sludge in a container after it sits for an hour. Our water in the house after treatment is fine.
I did the pool setup all last year but can't clearly remember what worked. I think it was a combination of HTH Stain & Scale Prevent and bubbling and stirring the water while filtering,rinsing, filtering in a long but finally successful enterprise.
If anyone has just done this and can share the best methods they have used, I would sure appreciate it.
I am a new member, but found the site very useful last year.