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Thread: Whats the deal with winter "Stain-Away"?

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    el_steak's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    Ottawa, Canada

    Whats the deal with winter "Stain-Away"?

    I was planning on simply balancing my water, shocking it and maybe adding a bit of Poly 60 for the winter.

    Now I saw that the winterizing kit sold at the pool stores also include a "stain preventer" (stain away?) to protect the liner during the winter.

    Is that anything necessary or is it just homeopathy for pools?
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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Whats the deal with winter "Stain-Away"?

    If your pool has metals in the water you often need to add something to help hold the metals in solution over the winter. If you don't already have a known metals problem then I wouldn't worry about it.
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