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    Old Stain from Tool Rusting

    We've got these 3 stains on the bottom of our liner which look like a very large alan wrench was left in the pool for a while. This is our second summer in our new-to-us pool. We've only ever used the TFP method to take care of our sparkling oasis with never any problems. The previous owner... not so much.

    I don't believe this stain is from anything other than the tool rusting there. (Last summer I found the tool that fits this very pattern in the bushes.) I'm not sure what to do with it. Leave it? Try some vitamin C?

    Any suggestions?

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    In-Ground pool: 10,000 gallon / vinyl liner /
    Hayward Vari-Flo XL sand filter / Hayward H-series heater
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    Re: Old Stain from Tool Rusting

    Yes, Vit C should take care of it.
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    Re: Old Stain from Tool Rusting

    That looks more like a tire iron to me. I'd check to make sure there aren't any holes around those rust stains, in case it was thrown in the pool and punctured as it landed.

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    Re: Old Stain from Tool Rusting

    You can get Vitamin C at the local dollar store. Crush a few of them and put the powder in a sock. Hold it on the stain for a few minutes. Check to see if it's having the desired effect.
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    Re: Old Stain from Tool Rusting

    After the pump is off, put a small handful of Vitamin C pills right on the stain and leave it overnight. Those rust stains can take several hours to fade.
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    Re: Old Stain from Tool Rusting

    Awesome!
    Definitely no leak - it has been like this for 2 seasons now (that I know of).
    Will pick up some Vit C and see where this gets me.

    Thank you!
    In-Ground pool: 10,000 gallon / vinyl liner /
    Hayward Vari-Flo XL sand filter / Hayward H-series heater
    TF-100 test kit

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