Getting Rid of Pool Stains

A bright, clean swimming pool can go a long way towards making any outdoor space look inviting. On the other hand, unsightly stain and dirt buildups in and around your swimming pool can be a major turn off. Over time, a major stain issue can cause a lot more problems that go beyond your pool's aesthetics. Certain chemical stains can actually eat away the pool interior or deck material, and a large buildup of organic debris and stains can quickly spread throughout the entire pool. Each unique pool stain requires a specific type of cleaning method to get rid of the problem. To help you get an idea of what type of cleaning method is most effective against a specific stain, take a look at the following information.

Organic Stain Removal
Since most pools exist outdoors, the battle against organic debris and stains is almost constant. Most pool owners know the importance of regular pool cleanings, however, there are some common areas around a pool that are often missed by even the most diligent cleaning. Organic items like leaves, berries and even acorns and other seeds can leave behind a residue on a pool deck surface like pebble or white plaster. When this occurs, a specific organic stain remover may be required to completely remove any stains.

Chlorine Wash
The last thing any pool owner wants to see in their beautiful clean pool is an unsightly patch of green algae. Many pools will be faced with this type of stain, and in some cases a simple vacuuming or increase in chlorine levels in the water will get rid of the problem. There are some cases where algae is able to spread rapidly, especially in warm, humid weather. In these instances, a professional chlorine wash will be required to eliminate the algae buildups completely.

Acid Wash
Some pool owners may encounter a stain that resembles a rust patch or metallic residue. This is because all pool water happens to contain trace amounts of certain metals that end up in the water supply, such as copper, manganese and even iron. When a concentrated amount of pool water containing these metals is allowed to evaporate from a pool deck surface, a metallic residue can get left behind. These stains can become extremely unsightly, especially on bright white plaster surfaces, stone, pebble, and even deck and waterline tiles. To fully remove these deep stains, you will require a professional to complete an acid wash that penetrates into the deck or pool surface to lift the stain away completely.


If you want to start getting rid of any bad stains or organic buildups in and around your pool, be sure to contact Doug at Pool Problems? today for more information and for a free estimate on organic stain removal, acid wash, and chlorine rinsing services.  

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