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Repair Plaster Stains in Your Swimming Pool Plaster

  |   Pool Plaster, Swimming Pool Resurfacing

Stains in swimming pool plaster can be quite the nuisance. They are unsightly and if left untreated can quickly spread into larger areas and or can penetrate deeper into the plaster layers making removal much too difficult.

Stains on your swimming pool plaster can come from several different areas:

– metallic parts on your equipment
– make-up water
– well-water
– pool chemicals
– lawn care chemicals and fertilizers
– leaves, nuts, berries, pine-straw
– bobby pins
– algae
– scum
– other items

Stain Identification Process:

– First, grab a Jack’s Magic Stain I.D. Kit
– Second, follow the I.D. Kit’s instructions thoroughly and completely
– The Stain I.D. Kit will allow you to detect the kind of stain and the best treatment for that stain.
– Do not try to “guess” the type and cause of the stain…simply use the I.D. Kit.
(several different types of stains can appear similar to other types that require different treatments)

Stain Treatment Process:

– The stain treatment process you take will be dictated by the findings from your Stain I.D. Kit
– Sometimes you may need to bypass a heater
– Sometimes you may need to add a sequestrant
– Sometimes you simply add a chemical to the water
– Sometimes you add chemicals to the water and also spot-treat areas
– Sometimes you have to brush the walls with a metal brush
– Sometimes you have to run the filter on re-circulate mode
– Follow the instructions based on your I.D. Kit Results

Stain Prevention

Preventing stains is difficult but using some common sense methods to ease the removal of stains as they pop-up is the key to preventing stains and allowing them to grow and penetrate deeper into the plaster. Prevention techniques include, but are not limited to:
– make sure the water stays properly balanced by using regular testing and supplementing as-needed
– brushing the pool walls, floor, steps, benches, and tile weekly (even with no symptoms present)
– using a quality sequestrant at maintenance/preventative-level doses
– using maintenance levels of phosphate removers and algaecides
– using a flocculent
– vacuuming your pool weekly
– make sure the filter is clean and is properly maintained[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]