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    Using Sodium Bisulfate to remove stains?

    can we use this to remove a stain? Instead of draining a pool and acid washing off one stain, can Sodium Bisulfate granulars be used in the pool water to remove a stain?

    Thanks for any feedback.

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    Re: Using Sodium Bisulfate to remove stains?

    What kind of stain?

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    Re: Using Sodium Bisulfate to remove stains?

    Have you thought of using this tool? It can be used for spot etching or any concentrated chemical dosing be it for Muriatic Acid, ascorbic acid, etc. Of course, getting this tool overseas may be an issue.

    At any rate, I don't see any advantage to using sodium bisulfate over Muriatic Acid, assuming you have some method of concentrating the acid on a particular spot.
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    Re: Using Sodium Bisulfate to remove stains?

    Quote Originally Posted by chem geek
    Have you thought of using this tool? It can be used for spot etching or any concentrated chemical dosing be it for Muriatic Acid, ascorbic acid, etc. Of course, getting this tool overseas may be an issue.

    At any rate, I don't see any advantage to using sodium bisulfate over Muriatic Acid, assuming you have some method of concentrating the acid on a particular spot.

    Thanks Chem, I had a Jandy stain remover. Used it once. I might still have it. It was hard at first but I figured it out.

    I guess I will just recommend a drain and acid wash. not worth the time or acid using those stain removers.

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    Re: Using Sodium Bisulfate to remove stains?

    Aquatica, before you drain and acid wash the whole pool, you can use a kneehigh stocking to place the bisulfate on the spot ( a rock can be added to keep it in place).

    Too bad you're not looking for someone with my experience to help you out
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    Re: Re: Using Sodium Bisulfate to remove stains?

    Quote Originally Posted by chem geek
    Have you thought of using this tool? It can be used for spot etching or any concentrated chemical dosing be it for Muriatic Acid, ascorbic acid, etc. Of course, getting this tool overseas may be an issue.

    At any rate, I don't see any advantage to using sodium bisulfate over Muriatic Acid, assuming you have some method of concentrating the acid on a particular spot.

    never seen that tool before. simple but effective. Neat!

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