My pools water is rusty and brown, how do I clear it up? PLEASE help!?
I recently bought a little pool (103in. x 69in. x 22in.) for my 2 year old daughter to swim in. **It didn’t come with a filter** It is just a cheap $20 inflatable pool. I live in the country and have well water, the water is really rusty and brown…I know it is probably because of the minerals in the water but i’m concerned to put any chemicals such as Metal Out in the water because I don’t want it to harm my daughter. That and i’m really not to sure on how much to use in such a small pool. I’m desperate, she wants to get in it so bad! Could someone please help me!!!
You probably have water high in iron. This is very common with well water. If you have a water softener in your house, you can fill the pool with softened water. The only other option is to use a metal sequestrant, like Metal Out. These are completely harmless, but I know you won’t believe this.
So, if you don’t want to use a sequestrant, your options are softened water or no pool.
I have just purchased and installed a used 18′ x 48″ above ground pool and have no idea what chemicals I need to put in it. The easiest and cheapest way possible would be appreciated and if you could tell me exactly what I need to get would be great!!
Most pool stores will test your water for you so just get a clean container with a lid that seals and take it in. Try to get down as far as you can for the sample. They’ll tell you what you need. You can buy it there or at WalMart, or BJ’s where you’ll, most likely, get a better price! Good luck!
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Over the weekend, I brought a 18×48 pool from a yard sale. I’ve already got it filled with water, (the intex website says it holds about 5,500 gallons of water.) I tested my pool and when to the aqua chem website and they gave me a “water analysis”. What they recommend sound a bit excessive to me.
18lbs of stabilizer
93lbs of alkalinity plus
15lbs of decreaser,
67lbs of calcium increaser (why do I need a decreaser and an increaser?)
7lbs of shock
12oz of water clarifier
98oz of algacide.
This seems like a LOT of chemicals. Do you recommend I pay a small fortune on these chemicals or is their an easier and cheaper way?
The best solution is to turn your pool into a salt water pool, this way you save money, PLUS salt water pool are a lot better for your skin. Chlorine tends to turn your skin flaky and dry, and your hair will lose it’s natural colour and turn brown, and then blonde, like bleach 🙁