Pool Stains Prevention and Removal Tips
Pool stains can be aggravating for some people more than others. That is one pool owner can go years without ever having to deal with one, while for someone else they can be a constant issue. It's the plaster surface of a pool it turns out that's an excellent canvas for unwanted colors.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Pool Stains Prevention and Removal TipsPool stains can be aggravating for some people more than others. That is one pool owner can go yearswithout ever having to deal with one, while for someone else they can be a constant issue. Its theplaster surface of a pool it turns out thats an excellent canvas for unwanted colors.The good news here however, is that knowledge is key because the more you know about preventingthem the less time youll have spent having to remove them. So the first thing you need to know is thereare several causes, with one in particular being the most common.Kids and Pool ToysThat comment cause is kids bringing toys into the pool that werent designed for pool play. Items fromthe home that have metal parts on them that can come loose and end up sitting on the pool floor. Or theentire items themselves can end up being left in the pool with the metal in contact with the floor.Most often its steel that leaves a rust stain but copper can also leave green stains as well. So thenwhats the most common source of copper stains? You guessed it! Its kids throwing coins into the poolto dive for them and who end up leaving a penny or two that they missed sitting on the bottom.Naturally Occurring Pool StainsMost people are entirely unaware of how much metal can be contained dissolved in their pool water.Iron is by far the common, with some areas of the country having more in the ground than others. Nowwhen metal is dissolved in the water and the water pH remains the same its no problem because it willstay dissolved.However, its when the pH changes that a metals such as iron thats available in the water precipitatesout as a solid. Now it just so happens that the cement and plaster on the walls of the pool are composedmainly of calcium carbonate which is very pH basic. For metals to remain dissolved in water, on theother hand, the water has to be acidic.So its a simple acid-base reaction. Fill a pool up with slightly acidic water that contains a highconcentration of a dissolved metals such as iron, and the concrete and plaster on the walls will becontinually reacting. As the base of the concrete reacts with the acid in the water the metals will bereleased in solid form up against the wall of the pool causing stains.The Key is PreventionSo just like stains on your clothing, the key is in prevention. Purchasing and keeping safe pool toysavailable for your kids and their friends would be one effective preventative move to make to head offpool stains. Then having your well water tested for metal content, concentration, and pH level issomething else that could go a long way towards preventing pool stains.Easy Removal TechniquesIn the end though, the good news is that removing pool stains once they appear doesnt require draininga pool. Theres several products available to choose from and most of them involve some type ofsubstance thats encased in a sack of one sort or another thats placed on top of the stainj for 10 or 15
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