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  1. TigerGalLE

    I am at my wits end!!!!

    Yea that would be the one. Clorox brand. Grrrrr. I should have known it was too good to be true at $5 a bag!!! Where do you get your salt? Online?
  2. TigerGalLE

    I am at my wits end!!!!

    I have a white fiberglass pool. I’m always fighting iron stains. It comes from my water, the red clay that gets dragged in, and who knows where else. And now apparently from my salt!!!!! I did an ascorbic acid treatment recently. Lifted the stains beautifully. My salt was low so I added a bag...
  3. TigerGalLE

    Help me understand this iron situation.

    Overnight test had a chlorine loss of 0!!! Whoop. I can’t see any staining on the walls either. This iron staining issue has been a thorn in my side for a year!! Hoping I am seeing the light!
  4. TigerGalLE

    Help me understand this iron situation.

    My pool is looking good. I think staining is improved and polyfil is collecting iron. I found algae in the sealant around my skimmer so I sprayed with bleach, scrubbed and brought my FC back to 12. My numbers are up to date on pool math.
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  6. TigerGalLE

    Help me understand this iron situation.

    Ok my water is clear. I lost 1ppm of chlorine last night. I turned my SWG back on and am hoping I’m done with the algae. My CYA is 30 and I lost 6ppm chlorine yesterday without adding any and without the SWG on. I work 12 hr shifts so I wasn’t home and it was very sunny and hot. Should I...
  7. TigerGalLE

    Help me understand this iron situation.

    Thank you. I have a sand filter. I’ll brush brush brush. FC is already down to 12.5 so it must be working. I was worried I had Iron bacteria but that doesn’t seem to be the case. I hope.
  8. TigerGalLE

    Help me understand this iron situation.

    ------------------------------------------ Test Results 08-05-2021 @ 11:04 AM ------------------------------------------ Free Chlorine: 15.5 Combined Chlorine: 0.0 pH: 7.5 Total Alkalinity...
  9. TigerGalLE

    Help me understand this iron situation.

    Also I tested the iron level again with this tester and it said 0.00ppm. So I don’t know. The iron must be moving in and out of some kind of state. Or this machine is wrong. Or I’m using it wrong.
  10. TigerGalLE

    Help me understand this iron situation.

    Hard to see the green tint in the picture.
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  13. TigerGalLE

    Help me understand this iron situation.

    So now my pool is green. I’m SLAMing because what else can one do? The water is cloudy and has a green tint. I’m assuming this is algae but could it be iron? I just retested the iron in my water and it read 0.75. Polyfil comes today and I’m going to put it in the skimmer.
  14. TigerGalLE

    Help me understand this iron situation.

    Maddie, Do I just put the poly fill in the skimmer? Do I need a skimmer sock or anything?
  15. TigerGalLE

    Help me understand this iron situation.

    So I’ve been struggling with iron staining in my fiber glass pool. I just did an AA treatment with a CUlator in my pump basket. The stains lifted beautifully and my water is balanced nicely now. I had ordered an iron tester and it came today. Iron level in pool water is 0.00. Iron level in my...
  16. TigerGalLE

    Dolphin cc plus getting stuck in my seats

    I finally splurged and got a dolphin cc plus for my 16x36 ft fiber glass pool. It keeps getting stuck in the bucket seats. I have a set of 2 seats in the deep and shallow end. It seems like it goes straight for the seats constantly but maybe that is my imagination. I was thinking of getting 2...
  17. TigerGalLE

    Cloudy water 2 weeks out from AA treatment and ProTeam Metal Out

    Sorry for the delayed response. I knew chlorine was holding because I passed the overnight test. My water is finally crystal clear. I had to vacuum the powder up daily. I ended up adding calcium and CYA. My numbers are great now and my water is clear. Just took time
  18. TigerGalLE

    Cloudy water 2 weeks out from AA treatment and ProTeam Metal Out

    I have a 18,000 gallon fiberglass pool with SWG and sand filter. I had some staining on my fiberglass that I treated with AA following the instructions on the forum. I added 2 quarts of ProTeam Metal out afterwards and have been dealing with cloudy water since. My chlorine has been holding so I...
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  20. TigerGalLE

    Chalky powder on pool floor/stairs after AA treatment

    My chlorine held over night. White chalky powder remains. I’ll brush today and hope it filters.
  21. TigerGalLE

    Chalky powder on pool floor/stairs after AA treatment

    So I followed all the rules doing the AA treatment for some metal staining. 24 hrs after adding the metal out my pool became very cloudy. This seems normal but my pool also has chalky residue on the bottom/stairs. I vacuumed it up this morning and then backwashed my sand filter and now at the...
  22. TigerGalLE

    2 weeks post AA treatment. How to proceed with FC not holding

    Hey everyone. I did an AA treatment right before Christmas. Now I can’t get my chlorine to hold. Water is too cold for my SWG to work so I’ve been adding chlorine every few days. But every few days it Is always back at 0. There is no visible algae. Water is clear. Should I slam or just increase...
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  24. TigerGalLE

    First time doing acid treatment to remove stains. Questions!

    I am not sure. We planted sod and did fertilize it some. Also what is strange is today the staining isn’t as bad. I’m not sure if the cooler temps come into play or not. My water temp today was 57. My salt is 3600. I haven’t started any treatment. Maybe the lower chlorine level has helped lift...
  25. TigerGalLE

    First time doing acid treatment to remove stains. Questions!

    So I need to get a sequestering agent then? So set to recirculate while acid is added and then add the sequestering agent before putting back to filter?
  26. TigerGalLE

    First time doing acid treatment to remove stains. Questions!

    I have read the ascorbic acid link. I’m thinking now that circulate and recirculate are the same thing. Is that correct?
  27. TigerGalLE

    First time doing acid treatment to remove stains. Questions!

    The instructions on the stain remover I bought says “ it is vital to add a pulp based filter aid to cartridge and sand filters.”
  28. TigerGalLE

    First time doing acid treatment to remove stains. Questions!

    Hey there. I have A 18,000 gallon fiberglass pool. I have some staining that I have determined to be iron staining. A test of ascorbic acid lifted the stains. I have purchased 4 lbs of citric acid and a bad of jack’s magic the filter fiber stuff. It has taken me a long time to get my chlorine...
  29. TigerGalLE

    Stains on new fiberglass pool

    I just rubbed a vit C tablet on it and it works. I guess the treatment for this will be ascorbic acid. How do I prevent It from happening again?