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    Need help with stains in my pool...irrigation or rock??

    Ok I am a newbie so be gentle on me...lol,, here is my problems. I have a in ground saltwater pool with a swg..I keep getting a dirty yellow stain. I thought it might be scale so I called a pool guy to come check it out for me. He informed me that I have to much metal in my pool. He asked if I had sealed my rock from around the pool and the water fall lately... Answer was no... He said that the metals from the rock is getting on the kids feet and staining the plaster??? He tried some stain away...which I think is the same as vitamin c??? And got no results.. He wants to do a acid wash...

    Next question.. My irrigation system pulls water out of a pond behind the house. I get some over spray into the pool when the wind kicks up??? Could this be another issue with the stains??

    I hope all this makes sense???

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    Re: Need help with stains in my pool...irrigation or rock??

    Welcome to the forum

    I suggest you do your own testing. Use some cheap vitamin c tabs crushed in a sock and set it on the stain for a few minutes.

    If no joy, test for organic staining - rub/set a trichlor puck on the stain for a few minutes.

    You really need one of the recommended test kits.

    Can you post some pics of the staining?
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    Re: Need help with stains in my pool...irrigation or rock??

    Let me give that a try.. I tried to post pictures but they are to large...
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    Re: Need help with stains in my pool...irrigation or rock??

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    Re: Need help with stains in my pool...irrigation or rock??

    The top step was acid washed by the pool lady...
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    Re: Need help with stains in my pool...irrigation or rock??

    What kind of treatment should I do?
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    Re: Need help with stains in my pool...irrigation or rock??

    Quote Originally Posted by Traylork
    What kind of treatment should I do?
    I hope you can see the color change. I left it on the step for 15 minutes.
    What did you leave on the step for 15 minutes? Did it lighten the spot where it was?
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    Re: Need help with stains in my pool...irrigation or rock??

    I left a vitamin C tablet on the step and yes it changed the color.

    Thanks for the response !!
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    Re: Need help with stains in my pool...irrigation or rock??

    If the stain is only on the steps, fill the sock with cheap vit C tabs crushed and keep moving it around on the stains.
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    Re: Need help with stains in my pool...irrigation or rock??

    The stain is on the steps and several other locations.
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    Re: Need help with stains in my pool...irrigation or rock??

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