Stop Pool Stains with Help from PoolGear Plus

Unattractive swimming pool stains can interfere with your enjoyment of the pool.  At PoolGear Plus, we want to help you love your pool again by treating stains effectively.  Follow this pool stain treatment procedure for effective stain removal.

Note: Pool stains are like clothing stains; with the proper treatment, most can be removed.  However, some stains are permanent, and PoolGear Plus cannot guarantee that you will be satisfied with stain treatment outcomes.  For this reason, the Topical Test Kit is recommended before beginning any stain reduction process.

All pool chemical doses in our system are designed to remove the majority of the stain.  In some instances, additional amounts of chemicals may be necessary due to severity or age of the pool stains.  And of course, complete stain removal cannot be guaranteed.     

Make sure that the following chemicals are within these ranges:

    • Free Available Chlorine:  3.0 ppm or less
    • Total Available Chlorine:  3.0 ppm or less
    • pH:  7.2 or less
    • Total Alkalinity:  80 ppm or less
    • Calcium Hardness:  400 ppm or less
    • Stabilizer (Cyanuric Acid):  70 ppm or less
    • Total Dissolved Solids:  1200 ppm or less

    It is also important that pool water remains within these ranges during the stain reduction process.  PoolGear Plus recommends that you test the water every two to three days.  Read more on swimming pool water balance and how these chemicals affect your pool.

    Add four pounds of Suncoast pH Minus per 10,000 gallons of water: Dissolve up to two pounds of pH Minus in a five-gallon clean plastic pail already filled with pool water.  Pour the solution around the perimeter of the swimming pool while the circulation system is operating.  Repeat this process until you have added the recommended amount of pH Minus.

    Add one pound of Suncoast Stop Stains per 1,000 gallons of water: Dissolve up to two pounds of Stop Stains in a five-gallon clean plastic pail already filled with pool water.  Pour the solution around the perimeter of the swimming pool while the circulation is operating.  Repeat the process until you have added the recommended amount of Suncoast Stop Stains.

    Add one quart of Suncoast Ultimate Metal Control per 10,000 gallons of water by pouring the solution around the perimeter of your swimming pool.

    Allow the circulation system to operate continuously during the stain reduction process and clean the filter as often as necessary. In addition, brushing all stained areas will help remove the stains. 

    Once the stain reduction procedure is complete, clean the filter and test the water one more time. Call 888-766-5432 to speak to a Pool Care Expert for water balancing instructions. 

    Use a weekly maintenance dose of Suncoast Ultimate Metal Control to help prevent stains from reoccurring.

    Posted: Thursday, December 16th, 2010 @ 12:55 pm
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