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    Yellow Stains

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    Had yellow staining on stairs after opening this season. Wife flipped out, I stayed calm and went back to old reliable TFP and learned about vitamin C, worked like magic!
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    Re: Yellow Stains

    I just saw what you did!!!
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    Re: Yellow Stains

    Now that is just plain cool!! Thank you for sharing!
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    Re: Yellow Stains

    Awesome!
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    Re: Yellow Stains

    Wow... you're dedicated!
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    Re: Yellow Stains

    Would this work on some leaching stains from leaves? I have some stains on my stairs when I opened this year. I was also thinking of putting a chlorine puck on the stain.
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    Re: Yellow Stains

    Quote Originally Posted by pats300zx View Post
    Would this work on some leaching stains from leaves? I have some stains on my stairs when I opened this year. I was also thinking of putting a chlorine puck on the stain.
    Vitamin C is for metals. Organic stains need chlorine. Setting a puck will likely bleach it, but pucks are acidic and might etch the plaster. A better bet would be just keep your FC at the high end and be patient. Make sure you get plenty of water circulating around the steps, even if that means brushing more. And when you add bleach, add it near the steps and then brush good so they get a good jolt before it mixes.
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    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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