iron

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    Green pool

    I’m at my wits end. When we opened the pool it was cloudy blue and my husband accidentally left the motor unplugged overnight. The water turned extremely dark green/brown. We have high iron and are on well water so we figured that was why and have been trying to treat it since. I had to shock it...
  2. M

    My plan for iron stains

    I keep getting iron stains. Spot treatment with Ascorbic acid takes them off, then they redeposit. Rather than sequestering every week, I’m thinking of just using my pool water to water my lawn (which I need to do anyway), and refilling my pool with fresh water, thus exchanging a few hundred...
  3. R

    BROWN/RUSTY POOL WATER

    Hi! I recently started getting our pool ready swim in for the summer. We have a 16 ft x 48in summer waves pool. Monday I started balancing the ph levels and the alkalinity.. brought my water back on Wednesday and they gave me something to lower the PH, an algaecide, and chlorine. I put 3lbs of...
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    Intex 13' Pool - First Time with Pool

    First, let me say that I've been reading so much on TFP and I love the information. We just sat up our first pool and I've enjoyed learning about it and more about water chemistry (I'm a high school chemistry teacher). I wondered about an issue I'm having with my water clarity, but first some...
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    Does sequestrant mess with filtering out iron?

    I have high iron well water. It turns brown in the pool. When I set up my above ground vinyl pool each year, usually I filter out the iron with a polyfil bucket. Usually it works great. This year I bought a larger above ground pool (went from 1700 gal to 5000 gal) and bought a much larger...
  6. K

    Iron AND algae in pool!

    Hello! New pool owner here, Intex 18x48 with a sand filter to be exact. After spending weeks of the dreaded leveling and setting it up we were SO excited to finally get our pool up and running and thought it would be easy sailing going forward. Little did we know, that wouldn’t be the hardest...
  7. M

    My Ongoing War with Brown Water & Iron

    This is our third summer with an inground 20k gallon pool. The first two years we didn't have this problem but this year we had to put a ton of well water into the pool (like half the pool water) since then, we have a constant cycle: shock pool, it's brown, flock it to get rid of the brown...
  8. H

    New here, bigger inflatable pool question

    Good afternoon to all! I recently purchased Intex's larger inflatable pool which holds around 160 gallons, the link is below. Anyway we have city water and when we clean with bleach inside the water turns a tint brown. I was trying to keep this pool up for a month so I added a single chlorine...
  9. R

    Imaginary iron in pool?

    Hello, everyone. I've been lurking around the forums for some time now, and while I've gathered a lot of good information, I'm still struggling with my pool this year (2nd year of owning it). I'm cursed with the iron staining problem, and I feel like the pool store is just milking my wallet. My...