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    Problems Cleaning Salt Water Pool

    There is something on the sides and floor of the pool that looks like dirt and/or rust. It will not come up with the vacuum but will turn into a "dust" when I use a brush on the floor. In some places in will not come off but for the most part it turns into that "dust." Problem is when I go back an hour later, it's there a gain. Any ideas? Hope this makes sense.
    24,000 Rectangular Vinyl IG, Sand, 1.5 Hayward Pump

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    Re: Problems Cleaning Salt Water Pool

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Salt water + brown stains (to me) = iron in the water Can you rub a vitamin C tab on one and see if it lessens?

    If I'm right, there are stain experts here that can tell you how to remove the stain and keep it at bay
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    Re: Problems Cleaning Salt Water Pool

    Hey, tsho,

    Welcome to the forum. To get started right with a minimum of guess work, can you post a full set of test results? Can you tell us what your water looks like right now? Can you tell us how you have been chlorinating the pool?
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    Re: Problems Cleaning Salt Water Pool

    I would turn off your SWG tonight and do an overnight FC loss test to rule out organics. It may be dead algae or it may be something else...
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