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Thread: Cleaning the rails, etc.

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    lulupalooza's Avatar
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    Mar 2008
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    Cleaning the rails, etc.

    Hi all!

    Well, I made the mistake of not covering the pool for the first time ever- what a mistake- and now of course I have a BIG clean up job ahead of me. The top railings around the pool are covered in black smut/mildew/ pine-tree sap. What is the best way to remove this without damaging the finish on the railing? I was thinking once I got the water clear and all the water boatmen out. I could get in with some clorox clean up or bleach/water solution and scrub with a soft wash cloth or scrub brush. Any suggestions on the best way to do this without a big headache?

    I'm also tempted to just drain the pool partically, but how low can you drain an AGP without risking damage to the liner?

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    Re: Cleaning the rails, etc.

    Diluted bleach is the first thing to try. You can also use a Magic Eraser on it and it doesn't add anything bad to the water.
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    Re: Cleaning the rails, etc.

    If you have a trichlor tablet around, try rubbing it on the stains or leaving it sitting there for a little while. I expect that will clean it up, which just means the stains will go away eventually with shocking.
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