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    Could stained steps cause problems?

    A friend gave us a set of wedding cake steps. Some sort of stain has been spilled on them. My husband was able to get off everything that was still "tacky", but there are still areas where the steps seem to have completely absorbed the pigment. If we put the steps in as-is, what are the chances they might cause problems with the pool (liner, water chemistry, etc.)? I wondered about painting and/or sealing them, but I have no idea what would be appropriate to use. I've seen special paints for in-ground pools. Is there something out there for this sort of thing? Any suggestions on how to just clean the steps more thoroughly? My husband tried RV awning cleaner, mold "root" cleaner, & straight bleach--separately of course!

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    Re: Could stained steps cause problems?

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    Re: Could stained steps cause problems?

    They will be fine. If you gave them a good cleaning first, there shouldn't be enough of anything left on them to affect the rest of the pool.
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    Re: Could stained steps cause problems?

    Thanks Jason! That's very reassuring. My husband has decided to try sanding the flat surfaces of the steps. When he gets tired of that, we'll put them in. 8)
    Butterfly, thanks for the photo info.
    Thanks to everyone who has posted tips for weighting & cleaning wedding cake steps.
    16x32x4.5 AG Doughboy -- 14,000 gal according to pool store
    Hayward equipment -- 1.5 HP pump, 20 GPM/FT2 sand filter, & chlorine feeder (light feeder use to avoid CYA build-up)
    Testing equipment -- TFTestKit Guidelines for treating water -- The Pool Calculator
    Thanks for everything TROUBLE FREE POOL!!!
    :goodjob:

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