I have been taking care of my pool since Oct '15 using the TFP method. Now that the water is balanced I'd like to take care of the stains.
TBH I haven't noticing any big stain changes in the past few months. (I didn't pay much attention to the pool when the pool co. was taking care of it.)
I just took some pictures of the stains and boy does my pool look yucky
I tried the vitamin c experiment and I think it looks promising. You might see some white splotches in the earlier pictures. These are from an earlier experiment. I did a new one today (in three spots) to show before and after.
1. There is some very dark staining on a wall. It is a deep blue and black in some spots. It doesn't scrape off with my fingernail.
2. Some rusty spots on a bench and in the deep end by the main drains. Likely some fertilizer that fell into the pool. There is grass right next to it.
3. In some spots, turquoise is peeking through. I guess the first layer of plaster has worn off?
4. In a couple of spots I notice little holes (not much bigger than the point of a pencil). Is there a way to patch these?
The water is pretty balanced. I haven't had a +ive CC reading since last fall.
Should I go ahead and start AA treatment?
I need to add some calcium. Should I do that before or after the AA?
I'm adding a link to my dropbox folder. Dropbox - pool
I tried multiple times to add the photos here and/or organize them oh photobucket but it's not working for some reason