Scum line cleaning

tadcpht

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Jul 17, 2012
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Forest, VA
I am getting ready to close the pool, and have drained the water past the skimmer. I have about a 6in dark scum line around 3/4 of the pool above the initial waterline. I have read that magic eraser is good to use. I have bumped up my chlorine level to 11ppm to prepare for closing. Any thoughts on magic eraser? Is it ok at 11ppm to use? Thanks for any replies
 

Nursenini

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Sep 22, 2015
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I love the magic eraser! Just make sure you have several. It takes about 4 or so to thoroughly clean my waterline and be careful when it starts breaking down that you aren’t leaving pieces in the pool. I haven’t noticed any problems with them regardless of my FC level.
 

appstategrad

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Jul 12, 2014
168
Hickory, NC
I love the magic eraser! Just make sure you have several. It takes about 4 or so to thoroughly clean my waterline and be careful when it starts breaking down that you aren’t leaving pieces in the pool. I haven’t noticed any problems with them regardless of my FC level.
Does a magic eraser not discolor your liner? I have an issue with the dark stains too, but afraid using the magic eraser would take the print off the liner.
 

Catanzaro

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Jul 30, 2014
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Be very gentle on the liner with the magic eraser. Try a small spot first. I only use for the white fiberglass steps. Luckily, I have not had any scum lines on the liner. Maybe the pattern is too dark for me to notice, but have not seen anything.
 

appstategrad

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Jul 12, 2014
168
Hickory, NC
Be very gentle on the liner with the magic eraser. Try a small spot first. I only use for the white fiberglass steps. Luckily, I have not had any scum lines on the liner. Maybe the pattern is too dark for me to notice, but have not seen anything.
Oh ok, yes I've used it on the steps before a lot of times. Thanks!
 

Nursenini

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Sep 22, 2015
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Does a magic eraser not discolor your liner? I have an issue with the dark stains too, but afraid using the magic eraser would take the print off the liner.
My apologies!! I completely missed the fact that this was for a vinyl liner!! I was speaking solely regarding use on ceramic tile.
Be sure to test an inconspicuous place first to see how it reacts to the color on your liner. A scrub brush might be a better option though.
 

appstategrad

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Jul 12, 2014
168
Hickory, NC
You might try Scrubbing Bubbles a Johnson & Johnson product. Just spray on and let sit for a couple minutes and wipe off. Worked great for us.

Regards,

Gary R.
Is there any damage to the liner with Scrubbing Bubbles? I've used it in a tub before but nowhere else. Does the chlorine consume the bubbles after use?
 

YippeeSkippy

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Jan 17, 2012
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Evans, Georgia
Someone else recently wrote in saying he/she used MagicEraser on their liner and ruined it. Please consider trying those pool scrubbing mitts and/or a plastic bristled brush before the eraser. Elbow grease will not hurt the liner, IMO.

Maddie :flower: