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Thread: Tan Streaks from Salt?

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    Tan Streaks from Salt?

    Hello, gang-

    I recently added about 85 pounds of coarse solar salt to my pool to kick off the season. Now there are tan streaks leading from the shallow end, where I poured in most of the salt, toward the drain. The water and white plaster surface otherwise look great, but I don't know where these tan streaks came from or how to get rid of them. Scrubbing with a brush doesn't seem to affect them. As far as I could tell, the salt was completely clean before I dumped it in. The water chemistry is well-balanced.

    Has anyone seen this before or know how to get rid of it?

    Thanks!
    blubluenoiseise

    My pool: 14,750 gallons in-ground plaster
    FAFCO Solar panels (seven 4' x 12') with a Goldline automatic controller
    1/2 HP WhisperFlo filter pump, Kreepy Krauly cleaner, Cartridge Filter
    Aquarite SWG, Satisfied user of the TF-100 Test Kit

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    Are you sure it was solar and not food grade cause it sounds like it might be iron staining. Try a vitamin c tablet on the stain and see if it disappears. Just hold a tablet on the stain for about 20 seconds or so. If it's iron the stain will magically disappear and it's easy to remove.

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    Yes, it was the same brand and product I used when I first started up the SWG last summer. It claims to be over 99.6% pure. The brand is "Diamond Crystal," I think.

    I'll try the vitamin C trick. Thanks for the tip!
    blubluenoiseise

    My pool: 14,750 gallons in-ground plaster
    FAFCO Solar panels (seven 4' x 12') with a Goldline automatic controller
    1/2 HP WhisperFlo filter pump, Kreepy Krauly cleaner, Cartridge Filter
    Aquarite SWG, Satisfied user of the TF-100 Test Kit

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