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    Chlorine "patches"

    I have a24' round Intex Ultra Frame pool with an Intex SWG. We had a bad storm hit us suddenly end of last season and didn't get the pool covered but we did disconnect the filter/pump and SWG. Other than leaves and twigs, the pool stayed clear until February. Last month, in an effort to "shock" the pool, I dumped chlorine and chlorine tablets in the pool. The tablets "dissolved" on the bottom of the pool and now there are hard white stains on the vinyl liner. We tried scrubbing the stains to try to loosen them up and vacuum or dissolve them further with no luck. we don't want to damage the liner. Has anyone heard of this and is there a way to get rid of these spots? It's almost like a crust. Otherwise, we have cleaned the pool, gotten a good chemical balance with the addition of salt, and are ready to open the pool.
    24' round, 52" deep Intex Ultra Frame pool, Intex filter & SWG combo.

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    Re: Chlorine "patches"

    Welcome to the forum. Even if you get whatever "crust" is off your liner, I think you'll find the liner is bleached white under those pucks. Sorry
    Dave S.
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    Re: Chlorine "patches"

    I bet if you advertise on craigslist, someone will have a defunct pool they'd let you cut a square out of to adhere over the bleached part.
    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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    Re: Chlorine "patches"

    Thank you, I'm afraid your right about the liner being bleached. We are working our way up to a "real" pool. We started with a 16' round inflatable ring pool that didn't last a year. Now we have this 24' round we are hoping will last a few years until we can afford, and learn to maintain a composite rail pool. We live on a marshy island that won't support an in ground pool and the salt water wreaks havoc on an aluminum pool. We thought going with the SWG would be "easy" but it's turning out to be as much work as a chlorine pool. If this pool lasts, we're getting a bigger Hayward pump/filter next year.

    Now that the pool is clean, the crusty patches don't look to bad, but they're rough Nader you feet.
    24' round, 52" deep Intex Ultra Frame pool, Intex filter & SWG combo.

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