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Thread: City & well water, does clarity depends on which supply

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    City & well water, does clarity depends on which supply

    Gentlemen,

    I need help from the seniors here, thank you.
    My pool is using city water, my friend pool is using well water.
    Test on his well water confirm "good", I don't have the details though.

    I am curious, water is supposedly colourless and has bluish tint to it when it is deep.
    If we dump chemicals into them, some eventually become TDS.
    Does TDS effect water clarity ?

    Salt water pool is about 4,000PPM of salt, sea water is about 30,000 to 35,000 PPM of salt, but I know clean sea water I have seen can put to shame even good clear pool.

    So does it really matter for clarity if the water we use is from a well source, as far as clarity is concerned ?

    Thanks again guys.

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    The source of the water doesn't really matter for clarity nor does TDS affect things much. It is much more a question of proper chemical balance and a working filter.

    Chlorine gives the water a slightly blue tint.
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    OK, got it Jason. Thanks very much. I never knew chlorine give the bluish tint. Nice info.
    35,000 GL pool. In Ground. Concrete with all white ceramic tiles. Outdoor but shaded.
    Approx 36 ft by 15 feet. 2HP Hayward Super Pump, Hayward Sand Filter with Zelbrite ( Zeolite ), Hayward Cartridge Filter, Aquamatic Silver+Copper Ionizer ( suspended use since Oct 2008 ), Prozone Ozonator, 2 gram/hr, Analog Flowmeter on pipe

    Back Up Pump & Filter on trolley, Pentair 1.5HP + Pentair Cartridge Filter, Slime Bag 1 micron Jumbo Size, downstream of Cartridge

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