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    Pool Bottom

    When I clean my pool deck with pressure wash small debri/dirt fell on pool bottom.

    I tried vaccum / brush but it wont come off !! It is stuck on the bottom

    Is there special brush for this ?
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    Re: Pool Bottom

    Stuck? Are you sure there are particles stuck there, and not particles that stained?
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    Re: Pool Bottom

    Quote Originally Posted by Brushpup
    Stuck? Are you sure there are particles stuck there, and not particles that stained?
    If I go down & do it with hand they come off. So I think they need pressure.
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    Re: Pool Bottom

    Dirt and debris usually vacuums and brushes up easily.

    It sounds more like staining or algae. Is there any green tinge when you scrub them by hand? Is morning CC > 0.5 or overnight FC loss > 1.0?
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    Re: Pool Bottom

    Could be staining I suspect , what can I do to fix it
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    Re: Pool Bottom

    First step is to figure out if it is an organic stain or a metal stain. Try holding a puck directly on one of the spots and see if it fades or removes it. If so, it is organic, and can be cleaned by raising the chlorine level and a lot of brushing.

    If not, it's likely metal. Start here: pool-school/metal%20stains
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    Re: Pool Bottom

    Well then what do you mean they will come of "by hand"? Using a brush, a tool, your fingernail? I thought we were talking about debris here.
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    Re: Pool Bottom

    Sorry for the late reply, I was out of town. I have bird droppings @ bottom of my pool. They are in 8 ft & wont come off with pool brush or pool vac !!

    Any tips!!
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    Re: Pool Bottom

    Bird droppings are not going to stick. Sounds like staining.
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    Re: Pool Bottom

    Ok any solution for Staining ?

    Thanks
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    Re: Pool Bottom

    There are several articles in Pool School that will get you started learning how to deals with stains. I would suggest to read "The ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry" to get started and then go from there.
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    Re: Pool Bottom

    Also, could you post a pic or two of the spots?
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    Re: Pool Bottom

    Sure let me do that . Thanks I will get the pictures today.
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    Re: Pool Bottom

    Pictures of my pool

    One is 8Ft floor with black dots
    second one is 4ft clean floor

    Thanks


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    Re: Pool Bottom

    Sorry I posted pictures on wrong thread.
    pool-stains-t70305.html

    Mod Edit: I moved them to your thread here (just above this post). Moderator linen
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