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    Winter Maintenance Question

    Im located in the northern tip of MS. Just south of Memphis. I have 16x32 IG vinly pool with a Sand filter. My first winter with the pool. I didnt close. I simply purchased a mesh cover and run the pump when gets near 32 degrees.

    So far everythings been going fine. But it got windy recently and I had to go out and adjust the cover. There are many leaves on the mesh cover. I noticed that my stairs are now stained with a brownish color. Same color as the leaves. From what I can tell the leaves are staining the stairs.

    Is removing the stains an easy task? Is this something I should address immediately or is it something I can do when it gets closer to swimming season.

    20,000 GAL, 16 X 32 IG Vinly Pool, Sand Filter, & 1.5 HP Hayward - Hot Spot Relay Hotub
    N. Mississippi.

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    Re: Winter Maintenance Question

    The stains are most likely tanin from the leaves. You should use a leaf blower to remove as many leaves from the cover as you can to prevent it from getting too bad.

    I suspect that the stains will be relatively easy to remove even if you wait, but I'd suggest you try a sample removal just to be sure. Take a Magic Eraser and see if the stains will just scrub off. If they come off easily then it's probably ok to wait until it warms up a bit. I would personally go ahead and remove them if it's not too much trouble.
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