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    Brown Stains - Rubbing with Trichlor Puck Did Nothing

    I have two brown stains the size of leaves and two smaller brown stains at the deep end of the pool. At the suggestion of the Leslie Pool Store, I rubbed them with a puck, leaving some material on the surface to bleach the stain. After a half hour, the puck material was gone, but not the stains. I rubbed the stains again, and came back an hour later. Still no change.

    Is rubbing the puck on the stain effective for organic stains? If not, what should I be doing? If so, then I presume they are metal stains. How do I treat those?

    Thanks.

    Michael

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    Re: Brown Stains - Rubbing with Trichlor Puck Did Nothing

    To prove they are metal, put an inexpensive vitamin C tablet on one of them.
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    Re: Brown Stains - Rubbing with Trichlor Puck Did Nothing

    If its organic stains, the puck should have lift it, or at least made it a lot lighter.

    If its metal stains, Vitamin C should lift it or make it lighter. Put a few vitamin C tables in a nylon stocking and put a decent size rock in there to hold it down. Tie it to a pole and stick it on the stain until the tabs are dissolved.
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    Re: Brown Stains - Rubbing with Trichlor Puck Did Nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by Divin Dave View Post
    If its organic stains, the puck should have lift it, or at least made it a lot lighter.

    If its metal stains, Vitamin C should lift it or make it lighter. Put a few vitamin C tables in a nylon stocking and put a decent size rock in there to hold it down. Tie it to a pole and stick it on the stain until the tabs are dissolved.
    Buying nylon stockings should raise a few eyebrows.

    Thanks for the tips guys! I'll give it a try.

    Michael

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    Re: Brown Stains - Rubbing with Trichlor Puck Did Nothing

    Cannot be any worse than me buying 6 containers of Vagasil feminine powder at once when my dogs get sprayed by a skunk...lol they probably thought I had something really bad going on...lol
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    Re: Brown Stains - Rubbing with Trichlor Puck Did Nothing

    Only if you try them on in the store.
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael1 View Post
    Buying nylon stockings should raise a few eyebrows.

    Thanks for the tips guys! I'll give it a try.

    Michael
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    Re: Brown Stains - Rubbing with Trichlor Puck Did Nothing

    LOL Funny stuff!

    It looks like I will be draining the pool for sky high cyanuric acid (about 350). Is it better to treat this with the pool drained, and, if so, what procedure should I use?

    Michael

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