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    A "What the Heck is in my Pool?!" Mystery

    Thank you all for your responses. I haven’t seen any more “raccoon poop” since the initial incident. Just vacuuming tons of these seeds off the bottom every day. Also backwashed a ton out of the filter. There’s no way animal poop could be breaking down and disappearing overnight, so that I see...
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    A "What the Heck is in my Pool?!" Mystery

    I thought about owl pellets, but I don’t believe owls are mostly herbivores. I would think I would find little animal skeletons and bones if it were an owl pellet. But I’m no expert. The maggots don’t wriggle and my husband closely examined with gloves and believes the white things are also...
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    A "What the Heck is in my Pool?!" Mystery

    Sorry I’m trying to do this from a cell phone. I don’t know about the predatory birds. I had grackles this year that made my life a nightmare early this summer but they’ve since moved on.
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    A "What the Heck is in my Pool?!" Mystery

    Hello all, I'm hoping someone can shed some light on something I've found/been finding in my pool. A couple days ago I found what I believed to be raccoon poop in my pool. You can read my previous post here: https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/raccoon-poop-really-scared.190888/ In short...
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    Iron Filters for Topping Off

    Thanks Sacul19! I think this might be exactly what I'm looking for. I'll probably start a regimen of adding a sequestrant just to be safe as well.
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    Iron Filters for Topping Off

    Thanks Dave! Is there such thing as a garden hose water softener? And do you know of a brand? We looked into whole house filtration/water softener but hoo boy that's expensive. Going to get googling...
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    Iron Filters for Topping Off

    Hi all - happy summer! We have very, very hard well water. Last summer, our second summer with the pool, I started noticing iron stains. At first I thought it was dirt that just would not vacuum up... and then I did the vitamin C test. It was like using a magic eraser! Turns out, the entire...
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    Liquid Chlorine Spill

    I was unfortunate enough to have an entire gallon of liquid chlorine spill in the trunk of my car. I have one of those plastic mats, which caught the majority of it, however some splashed up on the sides of the carpeting in trunk. I absorbed as much as I could with some old towels, then...
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    Iron Out & Brown Water

    Sunny- Yes, we've been discussing a water softener as well. We know we have very hard water. Our water heater rusted through a few days ago because of it (despite draining it several times a year)! And my silverware always come out of the dishwasher rusty. It's very frustrating. As for the...
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    Iron Out & Brown Water

    Thank you so much for your help! The brown water seems to have dissipated and it is now just cloudy. The brown stains are still on all of my white fixtures :(. I'm going to consult with my husband to see what step we should take next based on your suggestions. Thank you!
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    Iron Out & Brown Water

    Hi all- I'm a newbie pool owner. This was my first summer and I guess I had some great beginners' luck because I had no problems all season...until now. One week before I'm scheduled to have the pool closed. I noticed yesterday that all white fixtures below the water were turning brown; the...