Brown Stains in Deep End

Stains on the pool surfaces, pool equipment
or on the swimmers, or off-color swimming pool
water. Discolored but clear pool water.
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Brown Stains in Deep End

Postby Guest » Tue 10 Jul, 2007 19:47

I have a fairly large stain in the deep end which resempbles a deposit of such from leaves? I brought my water sample in for testing and he noted that my copper and iron levels are zero so it is not a metal. He did mention that brown algae could cause this? It is also causing staining on my stairs, of the same colour, I do have well water any help would be aprreciated.


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Postby robinixie » Tue 10 Jul, 2007 20:30

I also had stains at one point that sound exactly as your do. Try to drop about 5 or 6 vitamin c tablets on your steps, if they appear to whiten up they try a product from Natural Chemistry called Stain Free. Try the tablets first to determine if they will work before buying the product. I have fibergass and this was like a miracle product. Good luck.
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Postby Guest » Tue 10 Jul, 2007 21:13

Vitamin C as i the Over the Counter Vitamin??
Pardon me, I'm new to the pool thing
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Postby Backglass » Tue 10 Jul, 2007 21:20

Anonymous wrote:Vitamin C as i the Over the Counter Vitamin??
Pardon me, I'm new to the pool thing


Yes. Ascorbic Acid (plain old vitamin C) will remove some metallic pool stains.

If it works, there is a treatment you can do to the entire pool at once, using Ascorbic Acid bought in bulk.
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Postby Guest » Tue 10 Jul, 2007 21:33

How would you distribute Bulk Vitamin C?
I'm shocked!
Thanks!!
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Postby Backglass » Tue 10 Jul, 2007 22:03

Anonymous wrote:How would you distribute Bulk Vitamin C?
I'm shocked!
Thanks!!


With your hands. :lol:

It comes in powder form in bulk LIKE THIS
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Postby Guest » Thu 12 Jul, 2007 20:59

My neighbor and I have similar problems. We dump in about 4 bottles of Metal free from Natural Chemistry to suspend the manganese then comes the miracle cure.

It's only temporary but for our water chemistry it works like a charm. The miracle cure of which I speak is "STAIN MAGNET" from GLB. He told me to drop in a bottle and watch the brown disappear instantly. Overnight it turned my brown water crystal clear for the 4th of July party. Five days later I put in about 1/4 bottle and the tea colored water turned crystal clear in less than 1 hour. I just bought 10 bottles on e-bay.

So far I don't shock, the shock instantly rusts the metal and turns my water tea. I'm using the auto-feeder to add chlorine. Eventually I may shock then vacuum all the rust out. I can't get good advice on how to permanently remove the metal?/?
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Postby Guest » Fri 13 Jul, 2007 16:41

Backglass wrote:
Anonymous wrote:How would you distribute Bulk Vitamin C?
I'm shocked!
Thanks!!


With your hands. :lol:

It comes in powder form in bulk LIKE THIS


Thank You, Thank You and Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bought a bottle of Vitamin C in tablet form, Worked perfect literaly like magic.
Went to the Pool Store and they never heard of such a theory, they recomended Pool Tile and Vinyl cleaner wich I have bought (twice) and it never worked, Went to the local Health Food Store and bought Vitamin C, worked like magic.

Anyone who would ever waste there money on Stain Magnet or anything like that product are fools!!

My pool looks Amazing, Thanks I owe you a Beer!!!
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Postby robinixie » Fri 13 Jul, 2007 20:57

hey pool user...
make sure you use "metal out" after using the vitamin c product. i have done this process a few times and the "metal out" also helps. the key is to make sure that the water stays balanced. the pool store was wrong--vitamin c removes metals. if the stains were due to organics and you put a chol. puck on steps they would whitten. oh yeah back wash or clean out your cart. 24 hrs. after the process is complete.
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Postby Backglass » Sat 14 Jul, 2007 10:26

Anonymous wrote:Thank You, Thank You and Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bought a bottle of Vitamin C in tablet form, Worked perfect literaly like magic.
Went to the Pool Store and they never heard of such a theory, they recomended Pool Tile and Vinyl cleaner wich I have bought (twice) and it never worked, Went to the local Health Food Store and bought Vitamin C, worked like magic.

Anyone who would ever waste there money on Stain Magnet or anything like that product are fools!!

My pool looks Amazing, Thanks I owe you a Beer!!!


Woohoo! You will find that MOST pool store products that you pay big bucks for, are actually everyday chemicals you can get elsewhere for 1/4 the price.

Now, you need to learn about the BBB method (Bleach, Baking Soda, Borax) and REALLY start saving money.

GO HERE and be amazed. :lol:

(and the above user is correct. You need to add a sequestrant so the stains don't come right back upon shocking. But if ythey do, you know what to do. ;))

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