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Forum: Dealing with Stains & Metals, . . . and 'Minerals' & 'Ions',

Issues w/ stains, from iron, copper, & other metals & with copper-based products: Nature2, Vision, Frog, Ionizers, skimmer pills, Pristine Blue, Chlor-Free & . . . ?

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: 10 Basic Facts about Pool Stains

    ___________________________________________ 10 Basic Facts about Pool Stains ___________________________________________ 1. Most pool stains...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-21-2018 08:08 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQs & Guides: Stains, Metals, 'Minerals', 'Ionizers'

    ____________________________________________ 10 Basic Facts about Pool Stains Stain removal with ascorbic acid Bucket test for the presence...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-06-2018 08:28 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Guidelines for Stain Removal

    This was posted by PoolDoc in another thread this morning. It is concise and simple. A more thorough guide for dealing with metals in a pool is in...

    Started by Watermom‎, 06-10-2014 01:20 PM
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  1. New Pool Owner With High Iron

    I posted in another section before I saw this one, so forgive me for the double-post. First, I want to let you all know how much you've all taught...

    Started by labdi01‎, 06-01-2010 05:34 PM
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  2. Step stains help asap

    anyone ever use Jacks Magic or another chemical to clean the steps. Mine are off white and yellow from winter leaves. I heard to use citric acid but...

    Started by romeomontego‎, 06-04-2010 02:22 PM
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    06-05-2010 01:10 AM Go to last post
  3. 2 Different Stains, Surfaces

    I have two different stains that I need help with. The first stain is less than a day old; it is of the most concern. The second stain, on my...

    Started by polyvue‎, 05-16-2010 05:26 PM
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  4. Stains on the steps entering pool, help!

    open the pool a few days ago and everythings crystal clear now except for the steps, they are fiberglass and are 4x8 with 4 steps entering in the...

    Started by romeomontego‎, 06-03-2010 01:41 PM
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    06-03-2010 06:35 PM Go to last post
  5. Metals ? (You there Marie) ??

    Anyone ever heard of (or utilized) Jack's Magic Blue Stuff ?? It claims it "removes" metals from water EVEN AT high CL levels ? Developed a...

    Started by stma‎, 06-03-2010 10:37 AM
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    06-03-2010 06:31 PM Go to last post
  6. Light brown staining - Bromine pool

    I have a 20,000 gallon vinyl IG in the Boston area. I am eexperiencing staining below the water line on the steps, floor and walls in approximately...

    Started by Needzo‎, 05-27-2010 10:12 AM
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  7. Ascorbic Acid Treatment - MBAR's suggestion

    Hello, I am very very new to this forum and very new to pools as I just bought a foreclosed house with a very stained pool. The pool stains are...

    Started by jimmysam‎, 05-14-2010 02:56 AM
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  8. Brown stain

    Could leaves cause brown stains on the white fiberglass/plactic parts of my inground vinyl pool? Stairs, skimmers etc.. I get alot of leaves in the...

    Started by jdolby‎, 05-22-2010 05:07 AM
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  9. Stains in Fiberglass pool

    I get brown stains in my fiberglass pool all the time. I can effectively remove them with oxalic acid, but it always turns the water cloudy for...

    Started by BarryY‎, 03-29-2006 02:04 PM
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  10. Removing Metal stains

    I ordered stain remover on line assuming it was ascorbic acid, but it is oxyalic acid instead. (I also ordered ascorbic acid from the supplier in...

    Started by MartyW‎, 07-28-2009 08:12 PM
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  11. Fading liner help.

    Inground pool only about 3 years old- liner seems to be fading in the corner- I do use the BBB method and have only had minor problems. also...

    Started by freddyttt‎, 07-05-2009 01:03 PM
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  12. white fiberglass steps turning yellow

    The white fiberglass steps in my 3 year old inground vinyl pool are turning yellow. Is there a way to make them look white again?

    Started by Jeffski‎, 06-07-2009 01:48 PM
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  13. Yellow Staining

    I have an above ground pool 17x29. Getting yellow staining on skimmer and ladder along with streaks on the floor and walls. Been using the pucks...

    Started by Bnelson‎, 06-15-2009 07:00 PM
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  14. Started the vinyl liner de-staining process... Some questions

    Hi, I've begun to de-stain my 16'x32' 27,000 gallon pool. Unfortunately my CL level was very high so the 2 lbs of ascorbic acid I've used have...

    Started by JWB‎, 06-25-2009 02:03 PM
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  15. stain removal

    tell me what i done wrong and how to fix. i had stains on my pool and i used the asboric acid method to remove. chlorine was at zero when i done...

    Started by poolhelp101‎, 07-01-2009 09:11 PM
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  16. stupidly added iron out before opening - stains!

    It has been an awful spring in the NE, which is the only good thing about still trying to open in JULY!! I have had a leak behind my light - the...

    Started by edarling‎, 06-30-2009 10:19 PM
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    07-02-2009 01:15 AM Go to last post
  17. Will Copper affect my attempt to raise pH?

    Hi, Can anyone tell me if a high concentration of copper in the water reduces soda ash's ability to raise pH? I have copper-induced vinyl liner...

    Started by JWB‎, 06-13-2009 04:24 PM
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    06-14-2009 03:27 AM Go to last post
  18. Pea sized black to rust colored spots

    For two years now I have had two tiny spots in the shallow end of my pool. They don't get any bigger and they are not multiplying so I have been lazy...

    Started by bizbad‎, 04-25-2009 04:35 PM
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  19. brown stain on fiberglass pool

    We have a brown stain on our 10K fiberglass pool that has been there all season. When we opened the pool in the spring, it was a green mess. The...

    Started by muundance‎, 10-27-2008 11:05 AM
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    03-31-2009 02:30 PM Go to last post
  20. Scorching

    hope this is correct thread, i am in florida have a 6 year old salt chlorinator pool system with a heater.......I have been told my previous pool...

    Started by MetFan‎, 09-12-2008 02:23 PM
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  21. Phoenix Super Erase

    Any comments or options on this product? I was looking for a metal out product in the local pool store and came across this recently. I have never...

    Started by TwistyKat‎, 08-10-2008 08:46 PM
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  22. Smile ascorbic acid treatment for my pool?

    Hello I have read the stickies and many of the posts, but just want to post my particulars before starting the ascorbic acid treatment, to see if...

    Started by masspool‎, 07-25-2008 11:27 PM
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  23. treatment result

    Following advice from szampino,waterbear and other's the stain is gone.I'm in process of bringing the chlorine level back up to the proper level. The...

    Started by essikr‎, 07-12-2008 11:55 AM
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    07-23-2008 02:00 AM Go to last post
  24. Stubborn waterline ring

    I acquired a brown waterline ring over the winter that will not go away. I scrubbed it away with a pad and a diluted bleach agent and it has come...

    Started by aguaguy‎, 07-04-2008 04:42 PM
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  25. Ascorbic treatment

    I tried the ascorbic treatment and everything looked great . I brought the alkalinity up with soda and the PH up with borax. Looked good for a week...

    Started by essikr‎, 06-13-2008 01:48 PM
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  26. Very cloudy water

    I had metal stains and did the metal treatment with ascorbic acid. Stains lifted off magically and after some time I added the sequestering agent. ...

    Started by jcarroca‎, 06-09-2008 09:32 AM
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  27. Hope you're there Marie ??

    The other experts have already read about my plight.....but i'm at the breaking point in trying to figure out why the pool after 12 days is still...

    Started by stma‎, 06-05-2008 03:34 PM
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  28. Trying to Swim More and do less work

    I'm trying to start the season out right as opposed to asking the forum after I've made a mess of things. Background: Historically, I've had a...

    Started by szampino‎, 05-27-2008 04:30 PM
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  29. Water Clarity - Need Education

    I'm posting this in the metals/stains forum because I have metals in my pool and have them under 'Metal Control'. I want to make sure that the...

    Started by szampino‎, 06-08-2008 10:08 AM
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    06-11-2008 12:15 PM Go to last post
  30. Algeacides yes or no

    I'm posting this in the metals/stains forum because I have metals in my pool and have them under 'Metal Control'. I want to make sure that the...

    Started by szampino‎, 06-08-2008 10:11 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-08-2008 04:58 PM Go to last post

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