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    Stains on steps

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    I have this brown staining on my steps I can only lighten it, not remove it with heavy scrubbing with a green pad. What do I need to do to remove them?
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    Re: Stains on steps

    First determine whether they are from metal staining or organic. Crush up some Vit C tablets and put in a sock and lay it on the steps. If it lightens and removes the stains it is metals and you'll have to perform an AA treatment. If it's organic in nature, a trichlor puck will lighten it when you rub it or set it on the steps.
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    Re: Stains on steps

    So they are metal. I have some AA what is the best way to spot treat the steps without messing up the chemistry. It's bad enough we are going to get heavy rain and possible flooding tomorrow.
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    Re: Stains on steps

    Put that AA in a porous bag (plllow case?) of some sort and set it onto the steps. It may remove the stain in just a few minutes.
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    Re: Stains on steps

    I used the AA in a sock to remove the stains with great success. Now the stains are reappearing I cant keep doing the AA in a sock every 2 weeks, how do I stop this?
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    2 Skimmers, 1 Dedicated Vac Line and 3 returns
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    Re: Stains on steps

    Quote Originally Posted by ump107 View Post
    I used the AA in a sock to remove the stains with great success. Now the stains are reappearing I cant keep doing the AA in a sock every 2 weeks, how do I stop this?
    Add a metal sequestrant. http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...d-metal-stains will tell you whjich ones are best.

    Metals are like chocolate. Sequestrants are the hard candy shell on an M&M. Do you see chocolate in a bag of M&Ms? No. But it's in there. Just wait for that shell to get dissolved and you'll find lots of chocolate in the bag.
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    Re: Stains on steps

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Add a metal sequestrant. http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...d-metal-stains will tell you whjich ones are best.

    Metals are like chocolate. Sequestrants are the hard candy shell on an M&M. Do you see chocolate in a bag of M&Ms? No. But it's in there. Just wait for that shell to get dissolved and you'll find lots of chocolate in the bag.
    That has to be the best, and easiest to understand explanation of what a sequestrant does, that should be in pool school.
    20500 gallon Grecian type 2 pool built in 1980's, Vinyl liner approx 2001
    2 Skimmers, 1 Dedicated Vac Line and 3 returns
    PureLine Prime PL2601 Pump - Hayward in line Chlorinator
    Triton TR-60 Sand filter
    Dolphin M3 robot, TF-100 with XL option & Speed Stir

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