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Two person jacuzzi that hasn;t been used for several years. Iron

We have high iron content water. I filled the jacuzzi as a treat for my grandkids, and iron colored "kelp-y" looking gunk came out the jets. I filled the tub with a pretty strong bleach solution, turned on the jets, drained and refilled, but still the gunk. Any ideas as to how to clean this up fairly quickly?

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    my jets arent turnin on at all?


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You are on the right track. Be sure and chlorinate and run the jets at the same time I would let it set for at least a couple of hours running the jet intermittantly and then drain and repeat.
Sound like you have Iron Bacteria. You may want ot contact a water profeessional who can recommend ways of getting rid of the iron.
Properly Chlorinating your well would be a good first step.
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