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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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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Pull off all three knobs and then the plastic graphic rings and you will find 2 screws under each. After removing the screws the whole plate can pop off. If your problem is anything like mine, your air pump is full of water and needs to be replaced. After removing all the screws you can carefully pry it up with a thin tool, it is most likely caulked to the tub. You can find replacement parts and names for it here:
Yellow water sounds like a problem with iron. Unfortunately, a water softener is designed to remove calcium, primarily. It will remove a little iron but not much. An iron filter system is the preferred method for removing iron.
If you are getting a reddish-orange color then you have a high iron content in your water supply. The best way is to istall a dual fiter for rust and sediment removal on main water supply then install a water softener.
If you are not concerned with the hardness of your water you can just use the filters to remove the majority of the rusty color by changing the filters often. Thank you
Are you on well water? If so you may have dissolved iron in the well water, it enters your house as clear water iron and then once areated in the tub it turns yellow as the iron oxidizes. Another sure sign of this is if the water in your toilet yellows after sitting in the bowel with no use after a few days. Solution: have a reputable local water treatment company come test your water, test for disolved iron, total hardness, and pH. If the disolved iron is 5ppm or less then a water softener will fix the problem. Make sure they add a turbulator to the softener and use iron fighter salt or mix iron-out into the salt tank.
Sounds like the high speed relay is stuck or not working at all, It is in the main contol box, and can be manually tripped to see if this is indeed the problem. Unless you are a skilled repair tech, this job is better left to a pro.