Water tastes sweet


Well-known member
Apr 9, 2013
Ok so maybe it's just my imagination but for some reason out BBB water has a sweet taste to it. Anyone know what's causing that? Numbers are all perfect.

FC 7
CC 0
TA 90
pH 7.4
CYA 50


LifeTime Supporter
Jul 31, 2009
NW Ohio
If one does not taste their pool water, one cannot tell if it's suhweeeeet!!!

Perhaps they're putting high fructose corn syrup in the chlorine now. They put it in everything else!


TFP Expert
May 8, 2013
Mexico, MO
Has your pool gone through a bout of odd colors? Perhaps someone tried the "lime jello in the pool" thing.

--- actually, I don't know what that would do. Just a side comment from a Robert A. Heinlein novel ---


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 7, 2011
Midland TX
xray328 said:
Can I test for that? Is there a problem if its high?
I figured you could, but youll have to see what your kit has. I don't suspect you do, I just wondered if you have soft water. Sometimes, soft water has a "sweetness" to me.

Bama Rambler

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 22, 2009
SouthWest Alabama
You can buy a test for iron, but you can usually have the local pool store test it for you. You may have to ask them to do it, but they usually can.

What is your fill water source?