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    Stain diagnosis and treatment guide?

    Hi everyone,

    Before I start driving you all crazy with questions about my stain, is there a complete guide on this site (or somewhere else) that I can follow?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Stain diagnosis and treatment guide?

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    Re: Stain diagnosis and treatment guide?

    I suggest getting a Jack's Magic Stain ID kit. I've been dealing with major staining on my plaster pool this year and have spent the last month trying to diagnose the issue via internet research without success. I was about to start an absorbic acid treatment yesterday (had purchased $100 worth of chemicals to do so) when I read a post that got me thinking I might be on the wrong track. Purchased the Jack's kit for $13 from the local pool store which identified the stain immediately, contacted Jack's customer support and was given directions on now to eliminate the stains. I wish I had done this a month ago...

    Just one guys experience. Good luck.

    Mike
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    Had you tried the vitamin c tablets and the puck tests, Kayakersmith?
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    Re: Stain diagnosis and treatment guide?

    Yes, I did both with no success. The Jack's #2 removed them immediately however.
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    Re: Stain diagnosis and treatment guide?

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    Had you tried the vitamin c tablets and the puck tests, Kayakersmith?
    Yes, both. They were non-conclusive. The stain I have is a large, pale yellow/brown are near the drain in the deep end, where the leaves that get under the cover in winter tend to accumulate. So I have a feeling it's organic. Anyway, I tried Vit. C and it didn't do anything (but it worked well on an obvious rebar stain I have.....god help me).

    I also tried resting a puck on it for a while. That actually made the stain darker, at least around the edges of the puck. Kinda weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayakersmith View Post
    I suggest getting a Jack's Magic Stain ID kit. I've been dealing with major staining on my plaster pool this year and have spent the last month trying to diagnose the issue via internet research without success. I was about to start an absorbic acid treatment yesterday (had purchased $100 worth of chemicals to do so) when I read a post that got me thinking I might be on the wrong track. Purchased the Jack's kit for $13 from the local pool store which identified the stain immediately, contacted Jack's customer support and was given directions on now to eliminate the stains. I wish I had done this a month ago...

    Just one guys experience. Good luck.

    Mike
    How practical is that kit to use in the dead center of the deep end, assuming I don't have scuba gear?

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    Re: Stain diagnosis and treatment guide?

    I used a piece of PVC pipe when I tested on an area about 3' deep. Hold it tight against the bottom and pour in the test powder, it will sink to the bottom-
    only had to stay on the surface for 30-45 seconds.

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