Help! Pool Cover Stained Top Rails


Well-known member
May 5, 2009
I removed our cover on Friday and found that the cover "faded" onto many of our top rails. It is a red colored fade, I guess from the black underside of the cover, it looks actually faded into the rails. I have tried bleach, oxyclean, and a magic eraser and nothing has helped. Has anyone ever had this happen before? Any ideas on what might help get it off? Thanks!

Can attach a pic if needed....

Melt In The Sun

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LifeTime Supporter
Oct 29, 2009
Tucson, AZ
Well, a picture might help, but it sounds like you've already tried most of the stuff I would guess you should try! How about using a reducing agent like vitamin C? Could be an iron stain.


Active member
Apr 26, 2010
West Hollywood, CA
Are these resin or metal top rails? If metal I'd paint them. Every spring I use rustoleum white enamel on the top rails to keep them rust free and looking like new. If they're resin have you done a search online for stain remover on resin? Good luck.
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