Why do I keep getting iron stains?
Iron stains can be coming from a number of places, including but not limited to:
- well water
- galvanized pipes
- soil run-off
Also, an alkalinity above 100ppm is usually a factor. To prevent iron stains we recommend lowering your Total Alkalinity according to the Hamilton Index, and adding Pool Stain Treat every 30 days.
Why do I keep getting copper stains?
Copper stains can be coming from a number of places, including but not limited to: copper-based algaecides copper plumbing heat exchangers source water Also, an alkalinity above 100ppm is usually a factor. To prevent copper stains we recommend ...
Stain and Scale Prevention
So you just got the stains off your pool and it's looking great! But you're worried it's not going to last; as soon as you add something else to the water you're afraid that the stains will come right back. Often when you're finished with a stain ...
What does iron staining look like?
Iron Staining looks like light-tan to dark reddish brown stains flush with the surface. Here is a visual representation of typical iron stains: Illustration of Iron Stains To remove iron stains, we recommend Pool Stain Treat.
How long after using Pool Stain Treat will the stains come back?
As long as you continue to use Pool Stain Treat every 30 to 60 days and keep your water balanced the stains shouldn't come back. You can find more information in the Directions tab on the product page, and by reviewing the Hamilton Index.
Where should I keep my pH?
In general we recommend you keep your pH between 7.8 to 8.2. This is the most efficient for chlorine consumption and maintenance. You can read more about how we balance by checking out the Hamilton Index.