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We filled our pool and the water was mercuy and greenish, and after running the saltwater system for about 8 hrs. the next day our water turned dark brown to almost black. what happened?

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Hi,

We had a similar problem. Do you have hard water or well water that you used to fill your pool? We have well water that we use for everything, drinking/bathing/etc., but it wasn't until we started the Intext Saltwater System that we noticed the dark green that turned to black color, horrible! I spent quite a bit of time researching this online, both on this site and a few others, and went to the pool store in town. It was determined that it was the metals in our water counteracting with the chlorine that the Saltwater System is making. We were able to buy a bottle of "metal out" from the pool store, costs about $20 but it worked!!! Biggest thing to remember is to change the filter, you'll be shocked at how brown and nasty your filter will look when you're done! It took about 24 hours to notice a difference and within a few days it was completely clear, like brand new water. Hope this helps, good luck!

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