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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: Stain removal via ascorbic acid treatment

    Ascorbic treatment for stains (original by mbar, posted by aylad, and updated by PoolDoc in 2012) BEFORE YOU START, YOU MUST: Complete the Pool...

    Started by aylad‎, 07-31-2007 02:32 PM
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    09-16-2015 12:11 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Testing stains: is it iron, copper, fungus, dirt, or something else?

    Stains, spots, scale and more can be difficult for pool owners to identify -- and it's hard to fix problems, when you don't know what they are! The...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-22-2014 08:07 AM
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    06-22-2014 08:07 AM Go to last post
  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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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Bucket test for metals

    Doing a "Bucket Test" for Metals In a perfect world, you'd always know everything you need to know about your pool. And, you'd know when you...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 06-17-2012 05:58 PM
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    10-31-2012 05:58 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: "Stains & Metal Matters: Iron, Copper, Silver & More"

    FAQ: "Stains & Metal Matters: Iron, Copper, Silver & More" About copper and silver based 'sanitizers' . . . Metal based treatment systems...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 03-25-2006 06:29 PM
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    03-25-2006 06:29 PM Go to last post
  1. Only One Step is Stained??!

    I have a mystery that needs solving. One of my three pool steps (the middle one) is a tannish color, while the other two are the normal white. There...

    Started by johnway2‎, Yesterday 04:56 PM
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  2. Successful Ascorbic Acid Treatment but Pool Now Extremely Cloudy

    It's been many years since I've needed to post...due solely to the sage advice of those in this forum. Thank you for giving me the knowledge that has...

    Started by Dubosity‎, 11-12-2016 09:40 AM
    ascorbic acid, cloudy
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    11-19-2016 05:25 PM Go to last post
  3. Should have Known Better

    Yes I was Pool Stored Talked into trying ristine Blue as part of the install of a new liner after 30 years of exerience .Thie liner has been in a...

    Started by gfritz1‎, 07-18-2016 01:13 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-29-2016 05:27 PM Go to last post
  4. Discoloration of New plaster - Krystal Krete

    Hello, I had my pool re-plastered last spring with krystal krete product. All went great and looks terrific. All last summer I was fighting PH, as...

    Started by markphin‎, 06-07-2016 09:13 AM
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    06-07-2016 09:13 AM Go to last post
  5. Unhappy cloudy and still balancing metals

    TODAY'S NUMBERS: FC 2.0 cc .5 PH 7 ALK 60 CYA 80 Hi, and thank you in advance! The water is not green, but it is very cloudy and I cannot...

    Started by mrszaff‎, 07-10-2014 10:09 AM
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    05-14-2016 03:01 PM Go to last post
  6. Unhappy OMG-Need the experts-stains...

    I will try to keep this short: 1. I use BBB method, ten years no problem. 2. My gas heater deteriorated and stained my pool. 3. replaced my...

    Started by otitis‎, 06-28-2015 01:06 PM
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    07-11-2015 08:06 AM Go to last post
  7. Iron in water source

    New liner in 22000 in ground pool. Filled with well water. Now green-brown. Would like ti REMOVE iron if possible. No other water source available.

    Started by stcohen‎, 08-03-2014 06:47 PM
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    05-30-2015 12:41 AM Go to last post
  8. Which is better to use Vinyl Liner Blue stuff or blue stuff

    They both seems to be the same.. but not sure which one is better in Amazon.com. Pool is all balanced but brown stains. Use the step stuff works well...

    Started by phillipjko‎, 05-16-2015 09:47 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-17-2015 01:37 PM Go to last post
  9. Best metal sequestering agent?

    There is Magenta stuff, Purple stuff, Pink stuff and blue.. etc. For copper at 0.2 and mostly everything else is fine with salt at 3400. What would...

    Started by phillipjko‎, 05-12-2015 09:50 PM
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    05-12-2015 10:29 PM Go to last post
  10. Smile Light brown stains from pool need suggestions

    Do I use an ascorbic solution as mentioned in here or use a Jack Magic Magenta type of solution and add metal free for a few days.There is a 1.5 ppm...

    Started by phillipjko‎, 04-26-2015 07:40 PM
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    05-12-2015 10:25 PM Go to last post
  11. Red face Pool was nice and clear with near perfect water and nice suddenly....

    Seems like Copper is at 0.2. 22,000 gallons, Sand filter. Tested today.. TA 80 PH 7.2 T-Hardness 150 TC 1 TA 140 CYA 20-30

    Started by phillipjko‎, 05-11-2015 09:40 PM
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    05-11-2015 10:20 PM Go to last post
  12. CuLator

    can CuLator be used a saltwater pool. Just had my water checked and the copper level was 0.8 and the iron level was 0.4 If CuLator can't be used...

    Started by burt4750‎, 04-23-2015 07:56 AM
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    04-30-2015 12:24 PM Go to last post
  13. Salt Water Stain Removal

    I have a 10K fiberglass pool that has iron stains. Although Ascorbic acid works great it makes it difficult to manage the chlorine levels (even with...

    Started by Nelsonto‎, 09-29-2014 09:54 AM
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    10-07-2014 11:05 PM Go to last post
  14. Question Latest numbers + stain question

    So here are my latest number: FC: 1.5 (tested in the evening before I added more bleach) CC: 0 Ph: 7.8 TA: 90 Hardness: 190 - 200 CYA: 40-50 ...

    Started by gagan‎, 08-18-2014 12:02 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-23-2014 09:23 AM Go to last post
  15. using citric acid stains not gone

    I am trying to use citric acid to remove brown stains from my pool. I have some questions. I have easy access to citric acid via my work. I can buy...

    Started by Tominthedesert‎, 03-14-2012 10:35 AM
    ascorbic acid, brown, mystery, stains
    • Replies: 3
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    08-05-2014 05:13 PM Go to last post
  16. Fiberglass Pool Metal Staining...

    Gents, I purchased an existing home in December of 2013 and inherited a fiberglass pool. Pool stats: -18K gallons - Chlorine - New: Heater...

    Started by two leg commute‎, 07-16-2014 12:43 PM
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    07-16-2014 08:18 PM Go to last post
  17. Using HydroPureTech cartridges to deal with Iron

    I have a very hard well with super high iron content. I found the metaltrap 6 at http://hydropuretechnologies.com/ that removes just about all the...

    Started by jeffstang‎, 07-12-2013 08:57 AM
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    07-15-2014 11:20 AM Go to last post
  18. Metal stains after using EZ-Pool

    I have been a pool owner for 2 summers. I inherited a pool when I moved in. The person I bought from used EZ pool. I use it last year just...

    Started by mil44250‎, 07-06-2014 03:41 PM
    sticky, sticky-metals
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    07-06-2014 05:28 PM Go to last post
  19. Problem with Pool Frog bac pac

    My first post! Hoping to get some advice. I've had my above ground pool for 7 years. I have the Pool Frog system. Lately I am having a problem...

    Started by alex1‎, 06-29-2014 09:00 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-02-2014 08:34 PM Go to last post
  20. looking for info on liner staining due to iron and how ionizer interacts

    I understand that an ionizer puts iron into the pool. Last year I had a leak and had to add lots of well water that has...iron. So staining...

    Started by cindybsull‎, 06-26-2014 09:53 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-01-2014 11:24 AM Go to last post

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