Stains are unsightly, especially when they decide to show up in your pool. There
are many different types of stains. Therefore, I will try to touch on the ones that
are most commonly seen.
Dirt Stains: Looks like a brown stain. If caught early, it
can be brushed away. If not, a special treatment (which is talked about later), can
be done to help remove it. It is caused by dirt in the pool and suntan oils that
Copper/Iron Stains: These are metals that are naturally present
in any water supply. Some are so small your filter can't filter them out. The
copper gives off a blue to gray color where the iron looks reddish-orange when they
accumulate in the pool over a period of time. At some unpredictable point, these
dissolved solid molecules of metal will separate themselves from the air and water
molecules, hence being in the presence of chlorinated water, these molecules will oxidize
(rust) and present themselves as a stain in the pool.
By using a "sequestering agent" this will help minimize the staining. The
sequestering agent acts like a liquid magnet that attracts the metals together,
making them bigger, so your filter can remove them, thus minimizing the possibility of
staining. If interested in this treatment please call the office. Note:
We do have a treatment available, which will be discussed shortly, that can aid in the
removal of existing stains.
Fertilizer Stains: Looks like spots of rust in your pool.
It cannot be brushed off. The only ways to rid yourself of this type of stain is to
use a mild abrasive sandpaper and scour the stain until it is gone or have the
pool acid washed. (Be extremely careful when
applying chemicals to your lawn.)