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    Question Cleaning waterline on a vinyl liner

    What to use?
    Vinyl cleaners from auto supply store or any big box store,
    or
    enzyme cleaners (such as Orb-3 A011-000-1PT Enzyme Cleaner Concentrate Bottle for Pools http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
    or anything else?

    Any advise is appreciated.
    Lagoon shape, 23,600 Gal, steel walls by International Swimming Pools, "ultra-seam" liner by Latham, Pentair 011018 IntelliFlo 3HP Variable Speed Pump, PentAir CCP420 filter, Heat Siphon Z575HP, PentAir IC40 SWG, 2 LED Lights (Pentair Intellibrite 5G, 110V). 4 x 1.5’’return lines, 2 x 2’’skimmer lines, 1.5’’ waterfall line. All plumbing is "TigerFlex" pipe, all lines plumbed individually. Deck: travertine glued over concrete.

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    Re: Cleaning waterline on a vinyl liner

    Of course, it depends on what caused the staining, if known. I would suggest an inexpensive approach and try regular Laundry detergent (sparingly) and judge the results. If that doesn't work, I have heard "magic eraser" is a good fix. Use it cautiously.....it's a mild abrasive.
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    Re: Cleaning waterline on a vinyl liner

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    Of course, it depends on what caused the staining, if known. I would suggest an inexpensive approach and try regular Laundry detergent (sparingly) and judge the results. If that doesn't work, I have heard "magic eraser" is a good fix. Use it cautiously.....it's a mild abrasive.
    duraleigh, thanks for the reply.
    However, I've asked about regular cleaning, not stain removal.
    Lagoon shape, 23,600 Gal, steel walls by International Swimming Pools, "ultra-seam" liner by Latham, Pentair 011018 IntelliFlo 3HP Variable Speed Pump, PentAir CCP420 filter, Heat Siphon Z575HP, PentAir IC40 SWG, 2 LED Lights (Pentair Intellibrite 5G, 110V). 4 x 1.5’’return lines, 2 x 2’’skimmer lines, 1.5’’ waterfall line. All plumbing is "TigerFlex" pipe, all lines plumbed individually. Deck: travertine glued over concrete.

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    Re: Cleaning waterline on a vinyl liner

    I think I'd raise the water level to submerge the waterline and let it soak a day and then get in and work on it with a dish scrubbing pad. If that didn't lift it, then I'd consider something chemical. What kind of stain is it? It's not just salt and calcium left from evaporation, is it?
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    Re: Cleaning waterline on a vinyl liner

    I think Richard 320 and I are talking about general cleaning as well. If the liner is at all discolored, we're simply calling that staining.
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    Re: Cleaning waterline on a vinyl liner

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    I think Richard 320 and I are talking about general cleaning as well.
    Looks like we are on the same page than.

    Obviously I'm trying to lift any oils and soiling from the waterline. Ultimate goal is to clean and apply liner conditioner (rejuvinate it) while my water level is lowered for winter. Vinal rejuvenation is an advise I've got from one pool builder, and kinda makes sense to me.
    Lagoon shape, 23,600 Gal, steel walls by International Swimming Pools, "ultra-seam" liner by Latham, Pentair 011018 IntelliFlo 3HP Variable Speed Pump, PentAir CCP420 filter, Heat Siphon Z575HP, PentAir IC40 SWG, 2 LED Lights (Pentair Intellibrite 5G, 110V). 4 x 1.5’’return lines, 2 x 2’’skimmer lines, 1.5’’ waterfall line. All plumbing is "TigerFlex" pipe, all lines plumbed individually. Deck: travertine glued over concrete.

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    Re: Cleaning waterline on a vinyl liner

    Vinal rejuvenation is an advise I've got from one pool builder, and kinda makes sense to me.
    I don't know what that means.....it is very difficult to restore vinyl that has degraded in some fashion. What's wrong with your liner?
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    Re: Cleaning waterline on a vinyl liner

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    I don't know what that means.....it is very difficult to restore vinyl that has degraded in some fashion. What's wrong with your liner?
    Nothing wrong (knocking on wood).
    Pool builder's advise was to apply vinyl conditioners (pretty much anything you can get in big box store) to prolong liner's life. Kinda maintenance item.
    Liner part above the water level gets ruined by the sun the most (heat, UV light) and I think his advise makes sense.
    Lagoon shape, 23,600 Gal, steel walls by International Swimming Pools, "ultra-seam" liner by Latham, Pentair 011018 IntelliFlo 3HP Variable Speed Pump, PentAir CCP420 filter, Heat Siphon Z575HP, PentAir IC40 SWG, 2 LED Lights (Pentair Intellibrite 5G, 110V). 4 x 1.5’’return lines, 2 x 2’’skimmer lines, 1.5’’ waterfall line. All plumbing is "TigerFlex" pipe, all lines plumbed individually. Deck: travertine glued over concrete.

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