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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. Go to first new post Lowering alkalinity in a Perma salt system pool

    Can I use muriatic acid for high alkalinity with the permasalt system?

    Started by Mia707‎, 08-22-2018 09:27 PM
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    08-22-2018 11:49 PM Go to last post
  2. Go to first new post Do it yourself ionizer - anybody build their own?

    I know the forum this is supposed to be in, but for some reason I can't get access to it. I am a new user and I can't even search. Sorry.. I am...

    Started by Cncwhiz‎, 08-11-2018 12:07 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-11-2018 11:31 PM Go to last post
  3. Simple Blue SimpleSalt Water System - Shimmer / Vivid replacements

    Hi All, New to the forum. Tried searching but looks like I need to make a post first. We put in a new 27' above ground this spring, the same...

    Started by tdubbss‎, 08-02-2018 08:05 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-03-2018 08:11 AM Go to last post
  4. Iron stains removed with Natural Chemistry Stain Free returned

    Hi! This is my first post here. Iíve gotten a lot of great tips that have helped us in our transition to taking care of our pool ourselves. We...

    Started by jsherville‎, 06-09-2018 10:31 PM
    • Replies: 2
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  5. Iron and CYA reduction

    I am contemplating a water change to reduce excessive CYA levels and also remove iron stains from the sides of my fiberglass pool. I've read the...

    Started by whokluvr‎, 06-06-2018 10:31 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-06-2018 05:57 PM Go to last post
  6. Perma Salt / Permasalt Ionizer system w/ Activate, Preparate, Klairavate Info!

    PoolDoc note: I'm extending the information originally in this thread, to create a general Permasalt FAQ. ...

    Started by eklipse38‎, 06-10-2012 11:25 PM
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    05-24-2018 06:10 PM Go to last post
  7. Talking Bought house with pool and old stains.

    Just purchased a newer home, with a pool. Pool is 40k gallons, SWCG, vinyl, and so on. Like most pool noobs, I was OCD about perfect pool chemistry...

    Started by EricS‎, 05-10-2018 08:33 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-10-2018 10:55 PM Go to last post
  8. Fiberglass Pool Question

    Greetings from South Texas! Had a fiberglass pool installed less than a year ago and I am very happy with the results. Water chemistry is on...

    Started by BDCraig‎, 04-29-2018 11:01 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-02-2018 09:49 PM Go to last post
  9. 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, 05-22-2017 04:56 PM
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    05-24-2017 10:29 PM Go to last post
  10. 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. 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
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    07-29-2016 05:27 PM Go to last post
  12. 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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  13. 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
  14. 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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    06-30-2015 12:30 AM Go to last post
  15. 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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  16. 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
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    05-17-2015 01:37 PM Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. 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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  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
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    08-23-2014 09:23 AM Go to last post
  23. 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
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    08-05-2014 05:13 PM Go to last post
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
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    07-02-2014 08:34 PM Go to last post
  28. 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
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    07-01-2014 11:24 AM Go to last post
  29. Unhappy Pool yellow why?

    need help and have not found the answers for my problem yet so I saw your product and thought you might be able to help. We just bought a...

    Started by rblake‎, 06-04-2014 08:57 AM
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    06-30-2014 01:33 PM Go to last post
  30. Unhappy Brown pool walls after shocking

    Never grew up with a pool and bought a house a few years back with no pool knowledge. I was told that the nearest pool store would help me with...

    Started by Ninine‎, 06-25-2014 12:15 AM
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    06-26-2014 07:19 PM Go to last post

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