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    First pool opening

    Hello all, we got our inground installed last year. First opening this year, cover comes off today and there are stains all around marking the outline of the cover. Scrubbing doesn't do a thing. I was told not to pressure wash by the place that opened it. Any thoughts on how to clean the marks? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: First pool opening

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Where are the marks? in the pool? on the deck?
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    Re: First pool opening

    Sorry....on the concrete deck all around the perimeter of the pool.

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    Re: First pool opening

    No pics yet...it's dark here now. Will take some on the morning and post. Basically looks like the outline of the cover all the way around the concrete deck.

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    Re: First pool opening

    Quote Originally Posted by CluelessPoolGuy View Post
    No pics yet...it's dark here now. Will take some on the morning and post. Basically looks like the outline of the cover all the way around the concrete deck.
    Here are some pics....looks like rust or algae.
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    Re: First pool opening

    50/50 muriatic acid / water and a scrub brush should clean that up easily.
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    Re: First pool opening

    I second what Mr. Bruce says! ^^^^^^^^^^

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    Re: First pool opening

    Those do look like they resemble metals staining, especially since they follow the line of the spring anchors. The dilute MA mixture should do the trick as Bruce advised. Rinse the area down well with a hose, away from the pool, after scrubbing.
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    Re: First pool opening

    Thanks all. I'll give that a try.

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