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Thread: How to clean the water line off my white steps and swim out?

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    How to clean the water line off my white steps and swim out?

    We just opened the pool for the first time Wedesday. There is a slight brown line at the water line on my white fiberglass steps in the shallow end and the swim out in the deep end. I got some kind of thick blue cleaner from the pool store but it is not doing much. I am afraid it is from our notorious red clay as our yard was full of it when we put it in last September. Is there anything else I can try? I like an immaculate pool and while the ring is not that noticable, I certainly know it is there. We have no ring on any other part of the liner, just the white steps and swim out. I have the TF-100 and kept my water very balanced last season, what time we had. It is balanced now with the exception of a little high TA of about 140. They added too much sodium bicarb at opening Wed.
    ~39,000 gallon True L, 43x28x18, Steel Wall, Vinyl Liner; 2 skimmers, 2 bottom drains, 3 returns, 1 dedicated cleaner line with Polaris booster pump; Polaris 280
    Hayward Pro Series 300 pound Sand Filter, Hayward Heat Pump 116K BTU
    2 Hayward Colorlogic LED Lights; Diving Board, X-Stream Slide, 3 Polaris Mini Jets; Step and Leisure Bench in deep end (SwimOut)
    Aqua Rite SWCG with Aqua Plus Automation and Controls (Goldline); Aqua Pod Remote for Controls and Aqua Logic Base Station

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    I have used Magic Eraser to clean mine.
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    As in the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser? I just looked at the cleaner I got and the only thing I can see is it has phosphorus acid in it..but is supposedly pH neutral. But, it is not doing a good job.
    ~39,000 gallon True L, 43x28x18, Steel Wall, Vinyl Liner; 2 skimmers, 2 bottom drains, 3 returns, 1 dedicated cleaner line with Polaris booster pump; Polaris 280
    Hayward Pro Series 300 pound Sand Filter, Hayward Heat Pump 116K BTU
    2 Hayward Colorlogic LED Lights; Diving Board, X-Stream Slide, 3 Polaris Mini Jets; Step and Leisure Bench in deep end (SwimOut)
    Aqua Rite SWCG with Aqua Plus Automation and Controls (Goldline); Aqua Pod Remote for Controls and Aqua Logic Base Station

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    Yes, the Mr Clean Magic Eraser will often clean up water line stains.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Sarah...I have a glass pool and my guess is your steps and swim out will stain easy if they are glass. I also use the Magic Eraser and it works good. Try taking your PH to 7.2-7.4 for a couple of days before you use the Magic Eraser it should come off very easy.
    Ric W
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    At the start of every swim season I take a bleach water mixture to get rid of my water line stain, works great
    27' Round AG, 17,200 gallons, sand filter

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