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    Metal Stain -Copper

    Ok water exchange completed . CL 3.25 PH 7.5 Hardness 230 ALK 106 CYA 44 Need to get a copper test at pool store which might not be until Friday as they are only open Monday-Wed-Friday and Im gone Monday and Wednesday .Good news no staining so think Copper is better. Warm weather...
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    Metal Stain -Copper

    Should finish exchange Friday. Water drop in temp from 87 to 83 so not bad. Saturday can check water chemistry. Won’t know Cooper until next week
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    Metal Stain -Copper

    Started the drain and new water today since the temperatures are hot and it looks like rain. Ordered some calcium online which will arrive next week . Walmart was like $11 for 4 lbs . Live in small Pennsylvania town with really no pool store so Walmart or Ace only options. See what things look...
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    Metal Stain -Copper

    Really don’t want to exchange that much water. How much of the 23000 would need changed
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    Metal Stain -Copper

    sp step 1 raise the hardness . Whats the best way ? You guys have any concern with phosphates
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    Metal Stain -Copper

    ok went to pool store and they ran test . PH 7.4 FC 1.4 Hardness 16ppm Alkalinity 115 CYA 62 Copper .7 ppm Iron o ppm Phosphate 5534 . I ran my Taylor Test kit and got the following reading PH 7.3 FC 1.6 Hardness 50 Alkalinity 110 CYA 60. Finally I am a user of a Beta...
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    Metal Stain -Copper

    So are you saying that ascorbic acid will not remove a copper stain ? Yes the stain I have is more like a iron stain as its a brown/tan stain and not a blue -black stain . Im on city water and have not really added water so unsure where the iron could be entering from ? Like I said its worst...
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    Metal Stain -Copper

    only by review of the Culator Metal Identification Chart as it was a very light blue .Will try to get a metal test today
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    Metal Stain -Copper

    It is from a Taylor 2006 kit . I use the Taylor and also have a Beta Test kit on trial so compare to both . What is your recommendation on PH ? It was below 7.3 for a extended period so as you suggested maybe the reason .
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    Metal Stain -Copper

    Use the BBB method and pool is over 40 years. Vinyl lined -inground- DE filter -23000 gals .Readings yesterday showed PH at 7.3 Chlorine at 2.5 and Alk at 133 and CYA at 69. Over the years I have fought staining and have used abcorbic acid to put into suspension and then a culator to remove...
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    Help - liner looks faded

    Opened back up tonight to try cleaning the walls as suggested by a few different people above and take a closer picture . It was not noticeably visible tonight almost like is dissipated off the liner and deposited itself under the winter cover. Very warm under the cover and many droplets or...
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    Help - liner looks faded

    Hopefully these pictures show the fading or area of concern . As you can see its from the water line down and per the other notes it is not scaly or gritty .Its basically appears like a film over total liner. The magic eraser for sure lightened it a little and you could see some dirt on the...
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    Help - liner looks faded

    Having owned a pool for 30 plus years I dont agree that it is "just faded" after 2 years .I have no experience with salt water systems thus am asking for help from the Forum . Could it be a calcium scale and if so how to test and how to remove
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    Help - liner looks faded

    Helping son close pool that is only 2 years old as installed in fall 2017 so 2nd full season of operation . Water is clear . First time he closed as previously the installer closed / 27500 vinyl lined inground with filter plates and is a SWG . Readings look good as PH 7.5 FC 6.0 CC 0.0 TC...