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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: 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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  3. 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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  1. .5 Copper Level OK?

    Used a copper algaecide about 3 weeks ago, my copper level is .5 according to a pool store computer. Kid behind the counter said that since I'd used...

    Started by DistantHorizon‎, 06-25-2011 04:53 PM
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    06-26-2011 05:35 PM Go to last post
  2. Smile 1 year old liner faded in deep end

    My kind of unique wood frame pool (built myself from some old landscape timbers!) is barely a year old and when I opened it this year only the deep...

    Started by topnotch‎, 05-06-2007 07:14 PM
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  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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    06-04-2010 01:42 AM Go to last post
  4. Smile 2 Items Yellowing At Water Line in Steps Area and Sand discharging into Pool

    In NNJ and this is our 4th year with inground pool 16x34 3-8 feet. This was a new installation Problem 1: Just opened the pool Memorial Day...

    Started by terradon973‎, 06-07-2011 11:20 PM
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    06-11-2011 08:50 AM Go to last post
  5. 2 year old liner looks cloudy

    Helping son close his pool which is inground vinyl liner for first time. Pool is Salt System , 27000 gals, DE filter with a heater . Readings PH 7.5 ...

    Started by gfritz1‎, 10-13-2019 06:26 PM
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  6. A Case of the Pool Measles

    Hi all, Long time reader first time poster, a friend turned me onto this forum 2 years ago. Since then I have been using the advice I learned...

    Started by Evexon‎, 07-13-2006 01:52 AM
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  7. Above Ground-Liner Stains

    Hi All, Hoping someone can help. Just opened my pool yesterday and the water was clear. I did notice some stains on the bottom liner only so I...

    Started by hatsoff389‎, 05-21-2012 07:08 PM
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  8. Absorbic Acid...How much?

    As soon as we open our pool, I am planning on using the acid to remove the stains on our liner. How much of it do I need for my 27' AG (48" deep)...

    Started by bassadict69‎, 05-01-2006 01:29 PM
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  9. Acid treatment, but no circulate

    My system doesn't have a circulate mode; everthing goes thru the paper element filters. What changes do I need to make to the stickied procedure for...

    Started by steveinaz‎, 07-03-2010 10:02 AM
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    07-05-2010 05:13 PM Go to last post
  10. acorn stains in new gunite pool

    The surprise is we cleaned the pool with a net 24 hours ago. Can acorns really stain the fast? My ph is high and clorine is low, can that add to the...

    Started by beary‎, 09-24-2006 10:31 PM
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  11. Added 2# of Ascorbic Acid tonight

    Added the 2# of AA and after an hour still had stains. Then it got dark so I couldn't see. I got in with a scrub brush and went around and around...

    Started by gerri‎, 07-17-2006 11:21 PM
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  12. Question After Market DE or Sand Filter for Intex Pools?

    Hi All, We have a 15' x 48" Intex metal frame pool and horrible water (metals). I have found some after market DE and sand filters on-line that...

    Started by cans25‎, 06-07-2011 04:02 PM
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    06-18-2011 09:23 PM Go to last post
  13. AG Vinyl stains from swampy water... need suggestions.

    OK, I've recently opened an 24' AG pool. The pool has not been opened in 2 years. We purchased the house last year but chose not to open the...

    Started by bimmerboy‎, 06-16-2006 11:26 AM
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  14. Algae or iron or...both

    Hello, how would i determine if i have high amounts of iron in my pool? i tghink i read somewhere that if you look in the toilet tank and its brown...

    Started by NREAGAN‎, 08-31-2011 11:21 AM
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  15. Algae or Stains in my gunite pool

    I have a 2 year old Gunite and Salt water pool. Here in Orlando, Fl - the pool is open all year. Regrettably, I haven't been the best pool keeper....

    Started by rwkelleyjr‎, 05-30-2006 11:58 AM
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    07-07-2006 11:56 PM Go to last post
  16. algaecide

    recently i used some big box algaecide , since then right after i add bleach or shock clear water turns green

    Started by vinper‎, 02-25-2013 06:19 PM
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  17. 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
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    06-08-2008 04:58 PM Go to last post
  18. Alternative to ascorbic acid to remove stains

    I've been reading several threads about removing metal based stains from our pool. Since I would like to do this soon (and try to not wait for a...

    Started by illinipdx‎, 07-19-2006 02:39 AM
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    07-19-2006 06:36 PM Go to last post
  19. alternatives to chlorine/non-chlorine pool maint

    hello to all, looking at uv and copper/silver ion systems coppper/titainium oxidation systems. we all know that chlorine isn't good for us, so i'm...

    Started by leewest‎, 04-01-2006 06:02 PM
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    04-04-2006 11:53 PM Go to last post
  20. Any alternative to acid wash?

    A large number of white stains have accumulated on the bottom of our pool over its nearly 20 year life span. Since the plaster is dark blue these are...

    Started by framcus‎, 05-12-2007 09:54 AM
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    05-20-2007 06:08 PM Go to last post
  21. 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 10:34 AM
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    07-21-2013 02:56 PM Go to last post
  22. 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 01:45 AM
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    05-05-2014 10:16 AM Go to last post
  23. 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 02:01 PM
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    04-09-2014 12:20 AM Go to last post
  24. Anyone tried one of these filters?

    I can't tell if it's legit or a gimmick. ...

    Started by Bosch232‎, 09-19-2012 07:01 PM
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    09-20-2012 02:12 PM Go to last post
  25. Aqua Green in color

    Hello all. I have a 33' above ground pool that had a really bad algae problem. We use Pristine Blue so the pool ppl said to drain it so we did. ...

    Started by Dirtboy6‎, 06-13-2010 09:34 AM
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  26. Are "metal out" products safe/effective to fix clear green water?

    Need to remove copper from pool water which was from water from my well, which turned it clear green. are there any suggestions for metal removing...

    Started by tony51k‎, 07-14-2012 01:02 PM
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    07-15-2012 07:05 PM Go to last post
  27. Are all clarifiers about the same?

    I drained and refilled about 20% of my pool (about 7,000 gallons) a couple of weeks ago to get the calcium down. I will probably do the same again...

    Started by HooStat‎, 05-09-2006 07:42 PM
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  28. 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 08:26 PM
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    08-25-2013 02:55 PM Go to last post
  29. Asc. acid v. sodium bisulphate

    I have a problem with metals. There is 0.25 ppm (I think it's ppm) Cu and Fe in the water, and light brown staining on my gunnite pool. Ascorbic acid...

    Started by Carolina‎, 08-05-2007 02:53 PM
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    08-06-2007 05:16 PM Go to last post
  30. Ascorbi c Acid

    How much ascorbic acid do you use in a 36,000 gallon vinyl line pool to remove the stains caused by well water?

    Started by dsikes‎, 04-08-2006 06:51 PM
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    04-10-2006 11:28 PM Go to last post

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