How To Identify And Remove Pool Stains?

How To Identify And Remove Pool Stains?


Swimming pool water contains brick and marble residue, rainwater, iron, fertilisers, makeup, dissolved metals, and chemicals that can deteriorate pool equipment and leave permanent stains on the flooring and walls of the pool. The pool also develops stains if the water is hard, the pH levels are imbalanced, or algae is growing. Balancing pool water and cleaning it after adding chemicals makes the water hygienic and safe for swimming. Still, the pool’s appearance can only be improved by identifying and removing the stains!

Stains irritate the eye, and when it takes ages and loads of money to get rid of them, it can be very frustrating in addition to the eyesore. Once identified, stains are easier to treat, and differentiating them into organic and metal stains is helpful in making the treatment plan.

Organic stains:

Cleaning debris is easy, but removing pool stains is an ordeal, especially if it is a metal stain. But, the surprising thing is that even if the pool is balanced and regularly maintained, it can develop stubborn water stains. Pool stain removal in West Palm Beach helps deal with all kinds of stains, whether using a mild stain remover or complex chemicals to remove the marks. It would be best to find the proper treatment for the stains, which can be done once you identify the reason for the marks marring the beauty of your beloved pool. Organic stains are a result of:

1. Mud
2. Berries or dead leaves
3. Algae
4. Water

These stains are greenish-brown and show up because of the collected organic matter, such as leaves and twigs. On the other hand, reddish-blue stains result from berries or copper. Take corrective action before the plumbing starts corroding.

Metal stains:

Metals often creep into the swimming pool, and they may be from corroded copper pipes, rusted pool equipment, or metal accessories left in the pool. Metal stains are reddish brown and dark and occur due to copper or iron, or they may be because of rainwater. These stains predominantly show up after the chlorination process. Rust eats and corrodes metal objects and pool fixtures, leaving behind ugly stains.

Brownish, purple, or black stains may be caused by the presence of Manganese in the swimming pool water. The water needs to be treated to remove the Manganese, though it may never be completely removed. Municipal or healthy water contains Manganese, and finding a solution to minimise its influence on the water is imperative. The type of stains can be identified by color and then treated with different chemicals and removers.

Can the organic stains be removed, and how?
1. Chlorination: Chlorine is added to the swimming pool waters periodically to combat the organic stains. A professional can regularly test the waters and complete chemical balancing. More chlorine in the pool is needed to be beneficial. Once the pool is shocked with chlorine, the organic stains start lightening. A liquid test kit or pool test strips can also be used to check the water’s alkalinity and then add chlorine to maximise its effectiveness. Leave the water pump working overnight so that the chlorine water reaches all the recesses of the pool and removes the persistent stains.
2. Brushing off stains: Brushing the walls and floors will help dislodge stains or other marks in the tiles and flooring. With a few shock treatment rounds and vigorous brushing, you can get rid of stubborn stains.
3. Pool vacuuming: Pool vacuuming to clean any marks or stains that are superficially on the pool walls or flooring.

How do you remove metal stains from the pool?

1. Removing organic stains is easier than dealing with dark metal stains. Home test kits or a pool store are the best ways to uncover the identity of the stains, and then they can be treated with a metal stain remover for the swimming pool.
2. Every stain remover has some manufacturer’ instructions that need to be followed to ensure all the marks are removed. Professionals know this best!
3. There are trained pool services that can help prevent the stains from reappearing. It is a must to take care of the pool and organize regular maintenance so the stains do not reappear.

The alkalinity, pH levels, and chemicals added to the pool keep the waters safe for swimming, but they need to be tested repeatedly for contaminants. Excessive chemicals in the water cause stains; thus, balancing the pool chemistry will help prevent staining. Please keep your eyes open for any staining on the flooring or the walls, and treat it right away by hiring Finn’s Pool Services.

The earlier you spot the staining, the easier it is to remove it. Don’t wait for the marks to become permanent; instead, take help from the experts at Finns Pool Services. If neglected, expert pool service in West Palm Beach may suggest pool resurfacing, a more extensive option to eliminate stains.

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