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    Barnesville, Ga

    color water

    I filled my new pool with water from the municiple water system and it had a shade of light yellow-green right outvof the faucet. It is not algae. I have balanced ph and chlorine and want to get the water clear. I ordered one of the reccommended test kits and itwill be here in a few days. Any thoughts on the water tint?

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    Columbia, SC

    Re: color water

    You can contact the utility and ask their iron content. I will bet that is what it is.

    Here is a quote from Richard for a recent iron issue. Take a look at his links for iron filters.

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post

    Look at pictures in these threads and see if you don't get inspired. If you do, do what they did.
    A Tale of Two Filters... and Ugly, Rusty Water.
    Just got Taylor-2006 Test Kit. Want to verify what I should add.
    Results of first TF-100 test ran on fill water - Page 2

    Let the pH and FC stay on the high end and grab as much precipitate as you can, and then add a metal sequestrant to deal with the leftovers.
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    Re: color water

    How long ago did you fill it? Sometimes it will clear a few days after you get the the water balanced. Ours was a nice shade of green.

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