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    Introduction and Quick Question!

    Hi all,

    Been reading your site after purchasing a house with pool recently. Found it quite hard to maintain a decent level of chlorine in the pool and continued to have slight green algae problems (just growing on walls, not hard to scrub off). CYA was very high so I drained half of the pool to cut it down to a more normal level. Question occurs during this... I scrubbed the tile and a little lower onto the plaster with a 50% bleach/water mix. This morning I have a slight brown discloration on the plaster itself (haven't yet completely filled the pool). Was this caused by the bleach scrubbing and how do I get this stuff off? Should I just fill and add stain/scale remover?

    For the record - chlorine tabs have been used for a while, little polaris scrubber guy, 17k water, white plaster.

    The bane of me will be the two live oaks that have grown over the pool... so many leaves!

    Happy to find this site - been interesting so far and I'm probably switching away from these chlorine tablets in short order!

    - James
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    Re: Introduction and Quick Question!

    You can try rubbing it with some vitamin C tablets crushed up in a sock and dampened. If that doesn't work you can try holding a trichlor tablet on it for a little while once it's filled up. If the trichlor works you can raise the FC level for a while and it'll most likely go away.
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    Re: Introduction and Quick Question!

    Is a pumice stone a bad idea?
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    Re: Introduction and Quick Question!

    Pumice is gong to remove some of your plaster and I'd only use that as a last resort. Id' try Magic Eraser before I did that.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Re: Introduction and Quick Question!

    Got it, thanks.
    17,000 Gallon In Ground Plaster -- Installed around 2001
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    Re: Introduction and Quick Question!

    Welcome to tfp, jwoodall
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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