Got Stains?

At some point in owning a pool you face the possibility of having a staining issue. Even if your pool is properly maintained metals and organics can enter your pool water leaving you susceptible to staining. Don’t worry; most stains can be removed without having to re-plaster the pool. The first step in removing a stain is to identify it. This should be done through visually inspecting the stain, testing the stain with certain chemicals, and testing the fill water. Once the stain has been identified it can be treated. This can be done with stain specific chemicals, chelating or sequestering agents, and as a last resort, an acid wash or bath. Once you have identified and treated the stain, the final step is to keep the stain from coming back. Depending on the type of stain you had determines the type of prevention program you will use. This could be as simple as adding metal control chemicals to your weekly service or a more drastic step of changing your fill water depending on the level of metals in the pool. Please remember that not all stains will come out of your pools finish and if you have to do any type of acid wash or bath you are removing a layer of your finish and thus, reducing its life.


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  2. Adriana says:

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