afternoon update -- i feel like the water is clearing -- I can see Tank (our robot cleaner) when he's at the bottom of the pool now. Here's hoping for an FC that held during the day and a lower CC number when the Assistant to the CPA tests tonight.
I am an actual licensed CPA in real life, so no legal worries about calling myself the Chief Pool Administrator
What county are you in? I started having iron issues 2 years ago and thought it was off the new stone coping but maybe not.I’m certain that I need to SLAM.
I fell asleep last night before I could do the OCLT, but if my SWG is on 90% and I start the day with only 2ppm chlorine, then something is wrong.
Plus the staining is coming back. So, I’m thinking even after I slam, I clearly have a very stubborn iron staining problem that is currently taking 1 qt/week of purple stuff.
I’m thinking about doing a partial drain of the pool (it’s so sad, that seems like giving up) to try and get rid of at least some of this iron.
The poly fill is in the skimmer, but I really haven’t seen any staining there.
I’m also not certain that it’s not our fill water that isn’t causing the iron stains. We have lived in this house for 3 years, and this is the first year that we’ve struggled with the staining. So I don’t think it is, but I’m not sure.
so, my new plan of attack is to drain the pool to 12” at the shallow end, refill, SLAM, then probably do the AA treatment again.
texassplash and Mark and others — I appreciate SO much your help, thank you! Any further words of wisdom will be appreciated.