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Sandy element settling on bottom of pool

Not a whole lot of use so I know that whatever is settling is not sand or dirt. I filled my pool with well water, got that nightmare under control...I think. I was wondering if it could be the chlorine tablets or at least some of it because it has a dark color to it. Filter cartridge still comes out orange when I change it every couple of days but nothing near what it was like. Could it still be metals settling from all the chemicals I used? Any thoughts would be helpful. Thanks a bunch!

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You should take a water sampel to you pool store to ck, they will do this for free and can tell you what your water needs. It sounds a lot like an alge problem Even if you had one and fixed it you can have more than one kind of alge. If you have a sand filter youcould have a problem in this also. If you tie an old stocking around your return at the wall of the pool this will tell you if the filter is passing anything.

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