I have iron stains in my pool. At the beginning of the summer I did an absorbic acid treatment which got rid of the majority of the stains. The pool looked great. I added ProTeam Metal Magic throughout the summer and kept pH in check (mostly.) However, throughout the summer I could see the stains reappearing. I just closed the pool today and the stains look terrible. (I blame TFP for this because my water is so clear I can see the stains perfectly!)
I have been racking my brain trying to determine where the iron is coming from (we are on city water.) Finally, someone said perhaps it was from the rocks in my rock wall - one of which is crumbling and needs to be replaced since sediment is falling in the pool. AHHH - yes. Just called the rock guy to get replaced now or early next spring.
Next season, I plan to do another absorbic acid treatment and treat with ProTeam.
Question: Does anyone know if the CuLator (chelating polymer) actually works to get the metals out of the water after I sequester them? I don't mind some maintenance with ProTeam but I don't want to use it constantly every year in large doses just to keep the stains away. I only pump off 4-6 inches each year when closing so it could take years to get the sequestered metals out of the water.
Thanks in advance.