Do-it-yourself stain removal products are usually an effective way to get rid of pool stains, and they are certainly easier and cheaper than draining and acid-washing your pool. Just be sure your water is balanced, use a topical stain test kit, and follow the directions on pool stain removers carefully. Use the following tips from PoolGear Plus to help you ensure the success of your pool stain reduction efforts:*
- If your pool is less than one year old, or is still covered by a manufacturer’s warranty, you should check with the manufacturer before attempting to remove any stains. The warranty may cover the removal of pool stains, and it is important that the pool builder agrees with the stain removal procedure you follow to prevent having the remainder of your warranty voided.
- During the stain reduction process, all pool heaters must be bypassed. The process will create an acidic environment and could damage the heating system. Most stain removal treatments are not recommended for older pools with copper plumbing, so be sure to consult a specialist if this describes your swimming pool.
- It is possible for an old leak to resurface during a pool stain removal procedure. This is typically caused by removing scale that is currently plugging a small leak in the plumbing or pool equipment. In the unlikely event that this occurs, you will need to locate and fix the leak. The only way to prevent this from occurring is to not attempt to remove the stain.
Questions about pool stain removal? PoolGear Plus is here to help throughout the process of identifying and treating pool stains – just call 888-766-5432 for advice from one of our Pool Care Experts.
*Note: While most stains can be removed with proper stain treatment, unfortunately, some pool stains are permanent. PoolGear Plus cannot guarantee that you will be satisfied with the degree of stain removal you achieve with any stain treatment program.
Posted: Thursday, December 16th, 2010 @ 2:23 pm
Categories: How Tos, Treating Pool Algae.
Tags: pool stain removal, pool stains.
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