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    The infamous stains before treatment....PICS

    I thought I would post pics of my "hydration stain" issue prior to the acid wash by the PB. It was a long battle but in the end it was the last resort to rid them. Not for the faint of heart....LOL...
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    Re: The infamous stains before treatment....PICS

    Where is the "After"?
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    Re: The infamous stains before treatment....PICS

    hey frustrated,

    Ill have some pics of the after later tonight when I get home from work. Its nice to be able to look into the pool, sunny or not, and not have to see the stains anymore. Beats having to spend $5,500 for the plaster to be replaced with Pebble-tech.

    I almost have the water balanced back to specs....its looking good for the 4th of July weekend.
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    Re: The infamous stains before treatment....PICS

    What is a "hydration" stain?

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    15,500 gal, inground gunite pool with 7 ft spa, 2 speed pump 2hp/.33hp, 3/4 hp booster pump, Intermatic P1353 timer, AutoPilot SC-48, Sand filter with ZeoBest, Heater, that I never use . . .

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    Re: The infamous stains before treatment....PICS

    I asked the warranty rep. the same question and it was explained to me like this: my pool was built and plastered this past winter. Because of the lack of warm temperatures, the remaining moisture on my gunite prior to plastering did not evaoporate. Therefore, a few months after my pool had been plastered the moisture that was now between the plaster and gunite was leaching through. The theory was to waite till after the summer to see if the stains finished leaching and eventually fade. Unfortunatley, my stains continued to migrate as depicted in the pictures. So instead of waiting till the end of summary, the PB ended up draining my pool and conducted an acid wash. After such, the pool shell was allowed to air out for two days. Given that Houston had several straight days of 100 degree temperatures, the plaster should have sufficiently dried out any remaining moisture. I tried to research this phenomenon, but there is very little literature on this type of stain. Whatever the stains were, they were ugly. Hope this helps.
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    Re: The infamous stains before treatment....PICS

    did the pool builder know that it was hyrdation stains straight away?
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    Re: The infamous stains before treatment....PICS

    The warranty rep. came out and inspected the stains and then had a rep. from the plaster co. inspect the stains and they came to the conclusion that they were hydration stains.
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    Re: The infamous stains before treatment....PICS

    Frustrated Pool Mom,

    Here are some pics taken after the refill post acid wash. Some were taken at night as well.
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    Re: The infamous stains before treatment....PICS

    A few more
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    Re: The infamous stains before treatment....PICS

    OMG - Stunning.

    You must be pleased....
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    Re: The infamous stains before treatment....PICS

    Im very pleased at this point, just dont want to experience a reoccurance.
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    Re: The infamous stains before treatment....PICS

    Your pool is BEAUTIFUL!!!
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    Re: The infamous stains before treatment....PICS

    Quote Originally Posted by dattia
    Your pool is BEAUTIFUL!!!

    Thank you. Its been a work in progress.
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    Pentair Intelli-Flow filter pump, Pentair Intelli-Super Flo booster pump, waterfall pump, Del Ozone Eclipse 1 generator, Pentair Clean & Clear Plus Cartridge filtration, Nature 2 XG Clear Vision, In-line Chlorinator, Polaris 280, Raypack heater, and Color Logic LED lights.

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