brown spot on bottom of pool w/pics

hchc

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Jul 2, 2012
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Hello, potential first time pool owner here :cool:
A pool at the house I'm looking at has a few brown spots at the deep end of the pool near the bottom. The biggest is about baseball size. Goggling mostly points to rebar rust, and I just learnt it might just be a surface stain "dirt scale"?...

I took some photos so what to get some expert opinion here:
If it is rebar rusting thru..how much am I looking at?
If it is just surface stain, what do i use to get rid of it? Thanks in advance!


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another spot
 

zea3

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Jul 10, 2009
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It's hard to tell just by looking what type of stain it is. That last picture looks like it has a raised edge. Some stains can be taken care of with raised chlorine levels and brushing, but the stain will need to be tested to find the cause and figure out a solution.
If you can find out some of the pool's maintainence history and current test results that would help.