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A lot of the time I find people who do a fresh fill from a well and shock without using a scale and metal out. End up having discolored water. It is always a good idea when filling from a well to use a metal out. After letting the water circulate 24 hrs. continuously you should check and adjust your Alkalinity and PH if necessary. After Alklalinuty and PH are adjusted to their proper ranges ALK-80-120ppm PH-7.2-7.6. You should make sure all metals are out of your swimming pool water. Your local pool dealer can help you with testing these levels. After all metals are ride from the water you may then shock your pool. Ideal chlorine readings are between 1-3pm you should try to maintain this level to ensure crystal clear water. Note: during the day time hours it is rare to have a chlorine reading in your pool. The sun burns chlorine levels out of the pool rather quickly. It is always advised to add your chlorine after the sun goes down. To ensure your pool water is sanitized properly. If after doing all of these steps and your pool water still seems to have a brownish/black tint to it. You may have a black algae forming. They make algicide for black algae always follow the directions to a T. Algae usually causes a slippery feeling to the liner. If the liner seems to be colored in spots you can try a chemical called stain treat by United chemical. It works wonderful with spotting on the bottom of liners.

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How do you treat your brown-colored pool water?

Shocking with chlorine followed by filtration.

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What does shocking a pool do?

It temporarily puts a maximum amount of chlorine in the water of the pool

Why is your pool water brown looking?

This is an easy - the water is brown because the pool owner is lazy.

Why is my pool water brown?

Who knows! It is your pool not my fault!

Why would the pool water be brown after shocking your pool?

Best course prior to adding chlorine or a shock agent is to filter the pool water overnight then add your chemicals AFTER each refill or top off. It would give you an added boost if after each top off of the pool water - you add a sequestering agent specifically addressed to iron in the fill water. Be sure to follow all the instruction on the product you are adding to the pool.

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Why is the pool water brown?

You have hard water, that will distort the color of your pool real easy. Have someone come and fill your pool with anything other than the water that you have already used. I am experiancing the same problem with brown water. Come to find out that the clorine oxidizes the Iron in Well water turning it brown. There are chemicals that you can get at the pool supply store that will help. Best of luck... Why is my pool LINER brown? The water is clesr but the liner is turning brown in many places.

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After shocking a pool, a person should wait at least 24 hours before going into the pool. This allows the chemicals from the shocking treatment to evaporate, therefore, making it safe for your skin.

Why is brown water blowing back into your pool?

Because the water Filter has broken inside your pool.

Can chlorine turn swimming pool water brown?

Yes if you use well water it can turn the pool brown or black for it has a lot ofIron..

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