Pool Chemicals Overview
Get to know the most frequently used pool chemicals and their functions.
A stained pool is an irritating problem that many pool owners know all too well. Not only it is embarrassing, but it can easily ruin your entire backyard experience. Luckily getting rid of pool stains is simple when you know what you are dealing with, and that's what this article entails. Let’s start by looking at the most common causes:
Generally Swimming pool stains can be caused by:
The first step in removing the pool stain is figuring out what you're looking at since different types of pool stains require different removal tactics. It also helps to know the type of stain so that you can take measures to avoid it happening again.
The best way to distinguish metal from organic stains is by colour. Here we have put together a quick guide to show you the stain colours and their possible sources:
Testing is really the only way to determine what the stain is. To test, sprinkle different granular compounds directly on the stain and brush vigorously to find out.
The good news is once you have figured out the type of stain that you are dealing with, it gets easier from there. Please note that the treatment does depend on the surface type. If the surface is vinyl or fibreglass or painted, then using any chlorines will potentially bleach the surface and cause irreversible damage.
Of all pool stains, this is the easiest to remove. With a bit of elbow grease and the following method, you should be able to get rid or organic stains fairly easily:
Metal pool stains are more difficult to remove since they only respond to certain chemicals. You might want to take a water sample to your local pool shop to determine exactly what kind of metals are plaguing your pool. You pool shop will be able to advise the specific chemical you need to remove metal stains.
Your first goal should be to keep your pool clean and properly treated. The cleaner the pool water is, the less likely you will find a tenacious stain. Check out our complete range of swimming pool and spa chemicals to make your pool sparkle. Here are a few more tips:
Remember if you have stubborn stains, it makes sense to reach out to a pool professional for prompt and effective stain removal. Our team of authorised dealers is always here to help!