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    Stains on pool steps

    Hey guys- I now have a crystal clear pool thanks to the TFP forum! My problem now is that my fiberglass steps have brownish colored stains on them. Not sure what has caused the stains - maybe leaves?

    I have tried just brushing the steps with no success. What would you recommend for removing the stains?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Stains on pool steps

    Quote Originally Posted by drestes View Post
    Hey guys- I now have a crystal clear pool thanks to the TFP forum! My problem now is that my fiberglass steps have brownish colored stains on them. Not sure what has caused the stains - maybe leaves?

    I have tried just brushing the steps with no success. What would you recommend for removing the stains?

    Thanks!
    Does it look like the picture in this thread?

    Set a Vitamin C tablet on the stain for a minutes. If it's metal staining, you'll have a white circle where it was. If so, here's an article that explains what to do. If a Vitamin C tablet didn't affect it, then try setting a trichlor puck - go borrow one from a pool-stored neighbor - and set it on for a few minutes. If it lightens, it's organic staining, and keeping your FC levels higher than normal for a few weeks should fade it.
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    Re: Stains on pool steps

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Does it look like the picture in this thread?

    Set a Vitamin C tablet on the stain for a minutes. If it's metal staining, you'll have a white circle where it was. If so, here's an article that explains what to do. If a Vitamin C tablet didn't affect it, then try setting a trichlor puck - go borrow one from a pool-stored neighbor - and set it on for a few minutes. If it lightens, it's organic staining, and keeping your FC levels higher than normal for a few weeks should fade it.
    I'll try the Vitamin C tablet tonight. Thanks for the quick reply!
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    TF-100 test kit with SpeedStir

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