Iron stain and chemical additions

Bperry

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Aug 20, 2020
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Knoxville, TN
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27000
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Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
CircuPool RJ-60
I just realized that the dichlor I had been using to chlorinate until the water was warm enough to use the SWG is the clorox blue stuff which has copper. So I can simply not use those anymore but I've found that there's some orange staining in the deep end where I added the salt and dichlor. The plaster in the area has some worn areas but those are normally dark gray but I'm seeing a bit or orange now.

Likely to be iron stains and not copper? Any good way to get a vitamin c tablet down there without me actually going down 8 feet? If it is iron, I've read that an ascorbic acid followed by filtering out the iron with polyfill is the right plan?
 
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ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
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35000
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Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
What brand salt did you use?
 

Bperry

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Aug 20, 2020
206
Knoxville, TN
Pool Size
27000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
CircuPool RJ-60
What brand salt did you use?

its was the Home Depot pool salt, diamond crystal swim ready.

The forum is not letting me upload a picture for some reason. Not really orange, but more tan colored and they are a concentrated around the worn plaster areas.
 

CrystalRiver

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Jun 19, 2020
522
Massachusetts
Copper is usually blue to green.

If it's on the bottom, you could try dropping a tablet in. Or use your leaf rake to lower it, then nudge it in place.
 

Bperry

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Aug 20, 2020
206
Knoxville, TN
Pool Size
27000
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Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
CircuPool RJ-60
I used to be able to post pictures. Not sure what happened. I’ll see if I can lower a tablet down there.
 
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Bperry

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Aug 20, 2020
206
Knoxville, TN
Pool Size
27000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
CircuPool RJ-60
Here’s some pictures Finally.
 

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