Problems Cleaning Salt Water Pool


New member
Jul 9, 2010
There is something on the sides and floor of the pool that looks like dirt and/or rust. It will not come up with the vacuum but will turn into a "dust" when I use a brush on the floor. In some places in will not come off but for the most part it turns into that "dust." Problem is when I go back an hour later, it's there a gain. Any ideas? Hope this makes sense.


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Mar 29, 2007
Coastalish 'down easter'
Welcome to TFP!!

Salt water + brown stains (to me) = iron in the water :( Can you rub a vitamin C tab on one and see if it lessens?

If I'm right, there are stain experts here that can tell you how to remove the stain and keep it at bay :cool:


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In The Industry
Apr 1, 2007
Sebring, Florida
Hey, tsho,

Welcome to the forum. :lol: To get started right with a minimum of guess work, can you post a full set of test results? Can you tell us what your water looks like right now? Can you tell us how you have been chlorinating the pool?

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