This is season #3 with my pool. The first season it took a month to figure out the water was colored because of the metals in my well water. I finally cleared things up with a product called Metal Free. Last season when I filled the pool I added the Metal Free, let the pump run overnight, shocked it AANND I had discolored water again. It took a couple attempts, some money and a different product (Sequa-Sol) to clear it up. This season I filled the pool this week, got the pump going for several hours, added the Sequa-Sol, let that circulate overnight, shocked it this morning and a few hours later I had discolored water again. The water is clear, just tinted. I put some Metal-Free in a few hours ago - doubled the dosage rate on the bottle - but am not hopeful. My experience the first season was the pool place (at least the one I went to) could test for metals but not recommend a specific product for my water. So some questions
Assuming the water is still colored tomorrow morning, what is the next step? Is there anything else that can cause this? If I get the water tested, is there a specific product I can use based on the amount/type of metals in my water? Why would the fix change season to season? I would think a chelating agent/sequestrant should be consistent.
Thanks for any suggestions. I am an engineer and given an input, expect the same output every time. This is frustrating.
FC: 0 (it is all being used up by the metals)
AK: 130 - it has come out of the hose every season at that level
pH: 7.4 - working to raise it
CYA: 20 - the CYA is still dissolving. I hung a sock in the strainer basket last night.