New pool owner Alkalinity high bit cloudy


New member
Jun 30, 2019
Hey guys I'm new to this whole pool ownership. I have 16x48 ultra frame Intex 5,061 gal sand filter.. My Alkalinity is a high & water is a bit cloudy.... Ph level is perfect now used PH down. No chlorine yet as this is a new setup. I did add 1gt of metal out powder today but Alkalinity is still high.

I did fill it with well water been using polyester filling homemade 5 gal filterer 100% better today. This evening will 2nd evening filtering iron.out. I also replaced polyester today.

I imagine Iron still might be a little high... can that effect the Alkalinity? As I filter out iron can or will that lower Alkalinity? Tanks guys.