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    Removing metals from fill water

    I recall a post from Ben on PoolSolutions where he talked about a method to remove metals from fill water. I believe he said to load up one of your skimmer baskets with chlorine pucks and fill directly through the pucks. From what I recall, I believe he said the high chlorine concentration in the skimmer basket would cause the metals to precipitate out of the water as the fill water passed through the pucks and would then be removed as the water passed through your filter.

    My fill water (well) has extremely high levels of iron and I am wondering if anyone can confirm whether or not this process may help to eliminate most of the iron.

    Thanks in advance!

    Bill
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    Re: Removing metals from fill water

    Here is the thread that PoolDoc discusses what to do. It uses Cal Hypo, not trichlor.
    http://www.poolforum.com/pf2/showthread.php?t=865

    Here is a thread where he discusses copper staining and how to get it out that might also be of interest:
    http://www.poolforum.com/pf2/showthread.php?t=274

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    Re: Removing metals from fill water

    Thanks for digging it up Waterbear!!
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    Re: Removing metals from fill water

    Another option might be the filters sold by one of the pool catalog places. I think it's In The Swim. You just use it on the hose while filling. No experience, but I'd try it if I had the problem.
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