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    Zinc Sacrificial Anode

    I noticed in this recent post:

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/conce...ng-t24345.html

    That the writer suggested adding a zinc sacrificial anode to help protect the pool from rust. Would this also help a pool such as mine from airborne iron depositing itself on the gunite surfaces, or is the airborne iron already oxidized? And would the Zinc cause stains?

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    Re: Zinc Sacrificial Anode

    Nope, completely unrelated concepts.
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    Re: Zinc Sacrificial Anode

    JasonLion,

    Thank you. Well there goes another crazy idea.
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    Use Magenta Stuff for Iron and Silica control.
    Balance: pH 7.7 Cl 7 -8 Alk 70-80 CH 325 CyA 30 in winter - 50 in summer NaCl 1010 TDS 1200

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    Re: Zinc Sacrificial Anode

    To actually get rid of metals you can try using the metal trap product hooked up to a submersible pump to filter metals out of the water
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    Re: Zinc Sacrificial Anode

    Quote Originally Posted by X-PertPool
    To actually get rid of metals you can try using the metal trap product hooked up to a submersible pump to filter metals out of the water
    I just bougfht one. I still need to do some more testing with it before i report on it, but lets just say at thisp point, i'm less that impressed.
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    Re: Zinc Sacrificial Anode

    Does it have a list of what metals it says it traps?
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    Re: Zinc Sacrificial Anode

    Quote Originally Posted by X-PertPool
    Does it have a list of what metals it says it traps?
    Iron and copper. I mayh have my expectations set too high. Like i said, i need a few more tests before i draw any conclusions for sure.
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