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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 07:08 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 07:28 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 12:20 PM
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  1. Pool keeps getting worse...after filling with rusty well water.

    This is our first year with a pool. We have the intex 18x48 ultra frame. Filled it with our (rusty) well water. Everyone around us said to just...

    Started by Jenni‎, 05-31-2014 06:50 AM
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    05-31-2014 10:59 AM Go to last post
  2. Angry Iron stained fiberglass

    The fiberglass sides of my steps and swim out are very rusty (orangey). What can I use to clean it?

    Started by haarmi‎, 05-28-2014 10:41 AM
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    05-30-2014 10:47 PM Go to last post
  3. Angry Stained on stairs...frustrating

    Me again...we have a 20x40 kidney shape vinyl liner pool. Opening the pool this year I had to add quite a bit of stuff to get it balanced. I use a...

    Started by Fiveattripp‎, 05-28-2014 11:14 AM
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    05-28-2014 02:25 PM Go to last post
  4. Rusty type stain on my steps-( pic inside)

    Have this rusty type stain upon opening of pool. tried the magic spong which got 75% off but some remains-. any ideas?? on what it is and how to...

    Started by freddyttt‎, 05-26-2014 04:55 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-27-2014 05:49 AM Go to last post
  5. Smile Carefree Clearwater Ionizer

    Any advice on Carefree Clearwater ionizer is greatly appreciated! I think they have been in business since 1984. Do you like yours if you have...

    Started by integrity‎, 05-22-2014 12:03 PM
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    05-25-2014 01:59 PM Go to last post
  6. Pool opening - unsure if Black Algae-HELP

    Intalled pump and got water circulating a week ago but left winter Loop Lok cover on . Check water and FC was at 9.0 and water looked clear .Have...

    Started by gfritz1‎, 05-19-2014 05:31 PM
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    05-25-2014 12:06 PM Go to last post
  7. Brown stain on Vinyl Liner

    Have a brown stain that I can remove very easy with Conquest stain remover. All is well until I bring my chlorine level back us. As soon as I can...

    Started by fbrooks‎, 05-16-2014 02:20 PM
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    05-21-2014 12:02 PM Go to last post
  8. brown water in new pool

    We just put up a new pool this last weekend and after we filled it up and shocked it and chrolene in it the water turned brown. Is there anything...

    Started by brown and sad‎, 05-05-2014 10:36 PM
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    05-08-2014 12:13 AM Go to last post
  9. Anyone heard of enzymes how to??????

    I am getting some yellowish and brownish stains on my fiberglass pool. I brushed but they wont lift off and I read if I used "enzyme based pool...

    Started by dansdad‎, 05-05-2014 12:45 AM
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    05-05-2014 09:16 AM Go to last post
  10. nature2 mineralizer

    Do these work? Will they cause excess metals in my pool?

    Started by UncleBill‎, 05-01-2014 04:31 PM
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    05-02-2014 08:28 AM Go to last post
  11. new to forum... metals question

    Hi! First, thank you so much for all of the info on your website. I feel so much more equipped to deal with our pool than before. I'm in the...

    Started by tracyrapier‎, 04-16-2014 06:24 PM
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    04-18-2014 01:20 PM Go to last post
  12. Anyone know about Pureion Wave

    http://nochempoolsaz.com/ Any clue what this magic chemical free system is, how it works, and if it is worthwhile?

    Started by kirbinster‎, 04-08-2014 01:01 PM
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  13. My First Pool - 0.2 ppm copper reported

    Well, I'm glad i found this place. You have already saved me money by pointing me to pick up "chemicals" at WalMart rather than the pool store. ...

    Started by tim5055‎, 04-03-2014 03:02 PM
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    04-06-2014 01:13 PM Go to last post
  14. Chlorine Dangers (posted by pro-EcoSmarte spammer!)

    For many years now I haven't used my pool because of the problems chlorine was causing for me. I have finally found a system to eliminate the use of...

    Started by zerochlorinepool‎, 01-18-2014 01:54 AM
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    03-26-2014 08:19 AM Go to last post
  15. Copper sulphate victim

    I recently rehabilitated the pool at my house in a bid to get fit by swimming! My pool has a marble base and the only chemicals I added to the newly...

    Started by McCloud‎, 03-11-2014 05:49 AM
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    03-12-2014 11:32 AM Go to last post
  16. PoolRX and other copper / "mineral" treatment processes

    I have been using poolrx and it has worked great. No staining are any other side affects. I am just wondering if there are any other like products...

    Started by Cletispro‎, 02-27-2014 11:32 PM
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    03-05-2014 05:33 PM Go to last post
  17. Removing iron stains from my plaster pool

    I bought a house with a pool about a year ago. This week, after using shock, ugly stains formed all over the surface. Turns out that, among the dive...

    Started by midnightpainter‎, 09-15-2013 12:29 AM
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    09-26-2013 11:35 AM Go to last post
  18. Vinyl liner stain, after being pool-stored

    I am new to the forum and hoping you can help me with my pool issue. During an issue of not being able to keep the chlorine level up I took water...

    Started by rink5622‎, 09-23-2013 08:33 PM
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    09-25-2013 03:35 PM Go to last post
  19. Are the stains from metal or algae?

    Stains are green, blotchy, smooth to the touch. I have super-chlorinated twice to 30 ppm and brushed. They were not there when I closed my pool...

    Started by tfrailey‎, 06-13-2013 07:26 PM
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    08-25-2013 01:55 PM Go to last post
  20. vinyl pool liner stains

    I too was pool stored. But not too much. Not sure if I had metal or organic stains, but the pool I bought with the house is large in ground, 31,000...

    Started by Skipper‎, 08-15-2013 05:06 PM
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    08-16-2013 08:29 PM Go to last post
  21. Blotchy brownish stains in concrete

    Just bought a house with a pool. Concrete has blotchy brownish stains. Chemistry by Pinch-a-Penny is: TC 5 ppm FC 5 ppm CC 0 ppm pH 7.8 TA...

    Started by JimHFL‎, 08-05-2013 07:26 PM
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  22. Leaking Heater

    I have a Laars Pool/Spa heater that is leaking water and has possibly turned the water in my pool blue and stained the pool walls blue. My pool...

    Started by Bsqrd‎, 07-29-2013 09:31 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-04-2013 02:34 PM Go to last post
  23. Ionized Pool Question

    We have a 60,000 pool. It has the Carefree Clearwater system. My Alk is at 100, my Ph is at 6.8. I want my Alk at 70, but if I put in acid, that will...

    Started by Momof7kids‎, 08-03-2013 06:49 PM
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    08-03-2013 09:02 PM Go to last post
  24. Stain and scale in a fiberglass pool

    First thank you for this great resource. Like many others I am a HAPPY convert from the test strips and pool stores. For years the pool stores had me...

    Started by Poolrn‎, 07-14-2013 12:07 PM
    ascorbic acid, fiberglass, scale, stains
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  25. Cool I've added ascorbic acid -- now what?

    used ascorbic acid in pool today.how long before I can swim? also what do I do next?

    Started by piggys8‎, 08-02-2013 04:10 PM
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    08-02-2013 06:05 PM Go to last post
  26. Anyone familiar with the Simple Salt setup by Simple Blue

    Im a new pool owner and the pool came with a Simple Salt system by Simple Blue with a Black Diamond Hydromatic 120 cartridge filter. I cannot find...

    Started by chevy67‎, 07-17-2013 09:34 AM
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    07-21-2013 01:56 PM Go to last post
  27. Unhappy My Ascorbic Acid Treatment Story - success and now failure

    Hi All, First off, thanks, aylad for sharing such detailed instructions for doing an ascorbic acid treatment to clear pools of metals. I...

    Started by oseng‎, 06-26-2013 09:13 PM
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    07-17-2013 03:55 AM Go to last post
  28. Had to Partially Fill From Well w/Iron

    Had to install a new liner and filled pool halfway with our wells...one of which is high in iron. I'm having one tanker come in this morning to...

    Started by jrsdws‎, 07-05-2013 08:35 AM
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    07-13-2013 03:54 PM Go to last post
  29. Need help! Another cloudy H20 question for a non-chlorine pool

    Any help with my problem with be greatly appreciated. I have a 24ft above ground non chlorine pool w/sand filter. Instead of chlorine I use a...

    Started by KLAP12‎, 07-10-2013 01:55 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-10-2013 10:56 PM Go to last post
  30. EZ Pool question

    Hi, In looking to find temporary help with my pool maintenance, I came across a company I liked that only uses the EZ Pool product and I wanted to...

    Started by poolopia‎, 07-09-2013 04:57 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,140
    07-10-2013 10:50 PM Go to last post

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