Used Metal Magic to remove rusty well water...how to get water to clear?

Lisaheidinger

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Apr 29, 2013
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Port St. Lucie Florida
DAC9DB86-5C49-4B55-A982-5D5664C55312.jpegI put my hose in to refill evaporated water....i live is south florida and we have hard iron water. my hose is post water softener...however my water softener failed and i ended up with rusty well water in my pool. I could see a very bad orange tint to the whole pool. I researched forums and chose to use metal magic. I followed instructions and after several day the orange color cleared up. cloudy water remained...i kept running pump and cleaning filter.. the water cleared but i had drifts of white powder looking substance on the bottom. I vacuumed and then cleaned filter....water was cloudy again. Drifts came back but were smaller. Water again cleared up and just now when i vacuumed because we had several windy days so I had some dust and dirt in the bottom the water again clouded up because while i have no visible drifts on bottom i still have something?
What else should i be doing? It has been 4 weeks since i had the well water accident....

my pool is 12000 gallons gunnite , chlorine generator

lisa
i have good
test kit and all my numbers are in range
lisa
 

mknauss

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With those results we would not think you would have scale or calcium carbonate able to form. I assume the water temperature is below 70F. Do you use Cal Hypo?

I am not an expert on Metal Magic.

I would lower the pH to reduce the TA - but - with iron you do not want to lower pH as it will precipitate the iron.
 

Lisaheidinger

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Apr 29, 2013
61
Port St. Lucie Florida
Temp is 71. ..i do-not use cal hypo...

I see the tA is a liitle hight...i usually keep it at 80....the white drifts showed up right after i used the metal magic...it appears that the particles are too small to be filtered all out...it is very fine.i
 

mknauss

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Can you get a sample of the material? If you can, put some in a plastic container and put a drop of acid on it. See what the reaction is.
 

Lisaheidinger

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Apr 29, 2013
61
Port St. Lucie Florida
I recently completed a SLAM.... found some algae at the bottom of pool under the main drain. I brushed it out and then slammed.....that was late October. Pool has been clean and clear since then until the fill to replaced the evaporated water went wrong..