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    Use well water after the well has been sanitized?

    I started flushing the well late this afternoon and the water is full of sediment and not worthy of putting into the pool. Even after pumping several hundred gallons it's still somewhat dark with a strong chlorine smell. Perhaps after a few hundred gallons more I'll test it for FC. As the...
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    Use well water after the well has been sanitized?

    Thanks CarolineM for your input. I'll spare the pool the addition of nasty water and look around the property for a place to dispose of it.
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    Use well water after the well has been sanitized?

    There are probably too many unknowns here, but I'll ask just in case someone has come across this before. The water supply to my house is via a well and yesterday I had the well pump replaced. Afterwards, calcium hypochlorite was added to the well to sanitize it. I was given instructions to...
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    Pool opening - What a difference a day makes!

    Thanks! I think the key is to get the "stuff" out ASAP, then use chlorine to kill what's left and let the filter remove it. It was quite enjoyable seeing how much algae was removed with each backwash. The effluent was a very dark green. After beginning the slam I made sure to repeatedly...
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    Pool opening - What a difference a day makes!

    This is my second pool opening since moving into a house that had an existing pool. Last year I timed a new liner installation to occur in the spring which allowed the pool company to take care of the opening. So, this is the first time I personally opened the pool. I knew I was late in opening...
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    Reinstall Pentair Sand Filter drain

    Well, when I removed the multiport and saw how much fun I was going to have removing the sand, I had some motivation to give it my best shot. I took my time removing all of the sand I could feel on the filter threads using a soft cloth and then was able to thread the drain back in. Probably as...
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    Reinstall Pentair Sand Filter drain

    Thanks for the suggestions. Today I removed the multiport to begin removing the sand, but first made one last try at putting the drain back in and was successful. What a relief! Then I followed your advice and deep cleaned the sand. Yes, it was definitely needed. Tomorrow I'll take the cover...
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    Reinstall Pentair Sand Filter drain

    While closing my pool last fall I wasn't paying close attention to how I was removing the sand filter (Pentair TA60) drain plug and I removed not only the plug, but the entire drain. It was obvious what I had done when sand and water began flowing out the bottom of the filter. I managed to...