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    Clear water with green tint after 1st use of SWG

    We recently purchased an Intex 22x52 ultra frame pool. We also purchased an Intex Saltwater System with E.C.O..
    We spent all week leveling our ground and filling the pool. So, last night after running the filter pump for 24 hours I turned on the Saltwater System. This morning the water is clear but has a green tint to it. We did use our well to fill the pool. Does anyone have any experience with this?

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    Re: Clear water with green tint after 1st use of SWG

    Do you know what your metals/iron content levels are on your well water? The most likely culprit.

    What does E.C.O. stand for btw? Welcome to the forum.
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    Re: Clear water with green tint after 1st use of SWG

    No, I have no idea. I know we had to have the water tested before we purchased our home but I don't think it was that detailed.

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    Re: Clear water with green tint after 1st use of SWG

    Rachel, your well inspection documents should say what ppm iron is in the well.
    Manąging pool water on well is a pita, I know, as I'm on well too. For the moment, run your filter 24/7 for a few days, lower your ph to 7.2, and if you decide to use metal sequestrant, we recommend Jack's Magic Purple specifically for salt water pools. Not all metal sequestrants/control work right with the salt syśtems.

    Depending on your raw well water readings, I will have further advice for ongoing managment, but this should get you clear.
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    Re: Clear water with green tint after 1st use of SWG

    I'm going to go back and look for the inspection paperwork. In the meantime, will it cause any issues for my kids to use the pool.
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    Re: Clear water with green tint after 1st use of SWG

    They can swim....no harm.

    You have a well with iron content....regardless of what the report says (although most of the time, they get it right)

    The iron in your well water has been exposed to the locally high pH of chlorine. This causes the iron to precipitate into minute small particles that can still float but now are visible as yellowish orangeish iron (think rust). That color combined with the blue pool water, gives you the green look.

    I would leave it alone for now and let your filter go to work on it. If your demand for more well water is not too high, it will go away.....usually in a few days.

    If the iron is high enough that this problem reoccurs, you will have to use a sequestrant. They will keep the iron in suspension but then they "wear out" and you will need to add more. It's all manageable and, if the content is low enough, you may not have to deal with it again
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    Re: Clear water with green tint after 1st use of SWG

    Awesome! Thanks for the help and all the info!
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    Re: Clear water with green tint after 1st use of SWG

    I am having the same issue today, but I don't have well water. We use city water. Bought the pool, filled it up a few days ago, and water has been crystal clear. SWG arrived Wednesday, so we set it up and let the filter pump run 24 hrs as suggested, then turned on the SWG this morning. A few hour later, it's got a green tint. Water is still clear, just colored. I'm freaking out because tomorrow is my 7 yr old's birthday party, and we rushed to get the pool set up in time for it. Now I'm smacking myself because I have NO IDEA how to get it back UNgreen and I don't want our friends thinking we just don't know how to maintain a pool. lol
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    Re: Clear water with green tint after 1st use of SWG

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Moffat View Post
    I'm going to go back and look for the inspection paperwork. In the meantime, will it cause any issues for my kids to use the pool.
    Remember, your kids drink and bathe in water from the same source. I'll bet not one of them is anemic, either!
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