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    Picture Pefect, almost..

    I opened my AG this weekend. It was crystal clear and beautiful. I've had it covered all winter, but still ran it every two weeks for about 4 hours and put some liquid chlorine in it each run. Opened it up, the PH is perfect, the Chlorine needs to come up a bit, but its perfectly clear. Ran the vacuum just to test it, and ran the pump for about 6 hours.

    The only issue I have, someone (I guess myself since I'm the one that cleans the pool) left a hair pin in the pool, and no I'm not the one that wears them. It rusted a bit, I tried to scrub it up, but the stain is there to stay. My concern is with the vinyl liner, will the rust eat throug it? Its on the very bottom, so it would be a pain to put a patch on.
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    Re: Picture Pefect, almost..

    Quote Originally Posted by rwrogers11
    The only issue I have, someone (I guess myself since I'm the one that cleans the pool) left a hair pin in the pool, and no I'm not the one that wears them. It rusted a bit, I tried to scrub it up, but the stain is there to stay. My concern is with the vinyl liner, will the rust eat throug it? Its on the very bottom, so it would be a pain to put a patch on.
    Not sure if this will work on vinyl, but people on here have mentioned using crushed vitamin C tablets put in a sock and then placed on the stain. I would think it is worth a try. I doubt the stain will eat through.
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    Re: Picture Pefect, almost..

    Hmmm, I'll try that. Just crush them up, put in sock, and weight down over the stain. I can and will try it. Thx.
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    Re: Picture Pefect, almost..

    I had a bag of steel wool blow into my pool last fall. Some of the fibres left stains on the fiberglass steps. I went to the drug store and bought Vitamin C and placed the tablets right on top of the stains. A day later they were gone. You could try this (I'm not sure..maybe the sock method works better??? Also, make sure it's pure vitamin C, ascorbic acid..don't get chewables or flavoured or anything like that. If you can get pill not capsule, even better.
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    Re: Picture Pefect, almost..

    Even if it doesn't work you'll still have much sweeter smelling socks

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    Re: Picture Pefect, almost..

    Hehe, and I need that
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    Re: Picture Pefect, almost..

    Yep, the vitamin C should clean it right up.
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