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    Brown stains along entire edge of pool liner

    Hi everyone. About a month ago I noticed this brown rust colored stain all around the edge of my inground pool liner. Now it is in the deep end as we'll. it won't brush off and shocking pool doesn't help I have even stuck my hand on the liner and it is smooth. Chemistry levels are:
    Fc: 1.5
    Cc: 0
    Tc: 1.5
    Calcium: 200
    Ta: 120
    Ph: 7.6
    Cya: 70

    I have been vacuuming every 3 to 4 days with not much leaf debris on bottom. Do top of pool with well water. But have never had this happen before as liner is three yrs old . Any ideas how to remove it?? Or what it is? It is becoming unsightly ! Please help
    12k gallon inground pool with vinyl liner. Sandfilter, hayward 1.5 hp pool pump. Pool is approx 15 yrs.old. Liner is four years old. TF100 testing kit.

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    Re: Brown stains along entire edge of pool liner

    Have you tried rubbing the stain WW a vitamin C pill? If it disappears, it's metals esp since your using well water. Check out the ascorbic acid treatment.
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    Re: Brown stains along entire edge of pool liner

    Where do I get vit c tabs?
    12k gallon inground pool with vinyl liner. Sandfilter, hayward 1.5 hp pool pump. Pool is approx 15 yrs.old. Liner is four years old. TF100 testing kit.

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    Re: Brown stains along entire edge of pool liner

    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie View Post
    Where do I get vit c tabs?
    Any drugstore should have them

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    Re: Brown stains along entire edge of pool liner

    Will metals stain come off the surface of the liner?
    12k gallon inground pool with vinyl liner. Sandfilter, hayward 1.5 hp pool pump. Pool is approx 15 yrs.old. Liner is four years old. TF100 testing kit.

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    Re: Brown stains along entire edge of pool liner

    Yes. Metal stains can be removed from a vinyl liner.

    get some vitamin c pills in the vitamin section at the drug store. Hold one on a stained spot. If the stain comes off, then you should do an ascorbic acid treatment to remove all the stains from the liner.

    Ascorbic acid is nothing more than 100 percent vitamin C powder. You might be able to get sizeable container of it at the same place as the vitamin C, or at a health food store. Its also available online.

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    Re: Brown stains along entire edge of pool liner

    Besides the staining, your FC is way too low.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Brown stains along entire edge of pool liner

    Vit C didn't work! Could it be the glue showing through from the bottom? It's all around the edge and at the deep end in bottom.
    12k gallon inground pool with vinyl liner. Sandfilter, hayward 1.5 hp pool pump. Pool is approx 15 yrs.old. Liner is four years old. TF100 testing kit.

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    Re: Brown stains along entire edge of pool liner

    What glue would you be talking about? There isnt any glue used to install a liner into a pool.

    Your sig says the pool is about 15 yrs old. Is the liner that old too?
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    Re: Brown stains along entire edge of pool liner

    No liner is 3 yrs old. I thought maybe glue around seems?

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    Actually 2 years old my bad
    12k gallon inground pool with vinyl liner. Sandfilter, hayward 1.5 hp pool pump. Pool is approx 15 yrs.old. Liner is four years old. TF100 testing kit.

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    Re: Brown stains along entire edge of pool liner

    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie View Post
    No liner is 3 yrs old. I thought maybe glue around seems?

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    Actually 2 years old my bad
    Do you know if it's under warranty?
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    Re: Brown stains along entire edge of pool liner

    I don't believe so
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    Re: Brown stains along entire edge of pool liner

    How long should I leave the vit C tablet on the spot. Tried it again in a sock and it may be lightening up the spot.??

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    But still majority of spot there. Like I said it is all around the majority of the edges on the pool floor.
    12k gallon inground pool with vinyl liner. Sandfilter, hayward 1.5 hp pool pump. Pool is approx 15 yrs.old. Liner is four years old. TF100 testing kit.

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    Re: Brown stains along entire edge of pool liner

    With your high cya and low chlorine it could be algae....
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