Leaf Stains


Sep 23, 2020
Just closed an inground white painted concrete pool a few weeks ago. I am brand new to this, only had the house a few weeks. A windstorm blew up our tarp cover and leaves got in the pool. There is a decent amount (not completely covered or piled) of leaves on the bottom. Do I need to worry about permanent stains? Removing the safety net and cover would be a chore given my current schedule and weather forecasts, but don't want to damage the pool. I am not worried about extra time in spring to clean water, only permanent stains or damage. Thanks!

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Jun 22, 2014
Texas, San Antonio/Marion, South-Central Area
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Salt Water Generator
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CircuPool RJ-45 Plus
Leaves can stain. How tough those organic stains would be to remove later is hard to tell. Ideally, I would try to remove them since it's so early in the closing season. Easy for me to say though, I'm not the one doing it. :)


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May 16, 2010
Chapel Hill, NC
Organic (leaf) stains can generally be removed with chlorine. I would clean them up as best you can and then add a good dose of chlorine (liquid).
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