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Insta-pool only 3100gallons need help

Postby Daisy » Fri 15 Jun, 2007 18:56

I have looked around the site but I did not find any info for small pools. I have only got a 3100gallon pool for the kids( the kind with the blow up ring at the top. I have set it up but cannot get water to clear. It turned brown when shock was added. Had water tested and they advised me to shock again using 1 and 1/2 cups and then use 250ml of an algaecide. I have did this with no improvement. Is it safe to repeat procedure and what is the maximum amount of each I can use? My neighbor suggested that I dump in a jug of Javex in it instead...I am at a loss, I have never had this happen before. From looking at the different forums and reading my troubleshooting guide I figure that the water must be too hard? Any suggestions or maximum amounts too use would be great.

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Postby Buggsw » Fri 15 Jun, 2007 21:00

If it turned brown right away when you added chlorine, then it is copper and/or iron in your water.

Have your water tested for metals and treat appropriately with a metal sequestriant.

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