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How To Prevent Swimming Pool Stains

April 12, 2024
Dirty swimming pool water

Keeping your pool free of stains can be tricky. In this post, our pros at SPS PoolCare want to give you some tips on how to identify and prevent these pesky blemishes from forming in the first place.

·   Algae Stains

·   Organic Stains

·   Metal Stains

ALGAE IS A COMMON PROBLEM IN SUNNY CLIMATES

Algae usually grow in areas with lots of sunlight (hello, Sun Belt!) and where air circulation is poor. Once it gets a foothold, algae will spread quickly, causing the water to turn green and cloudy. Unfortunately, it can also lead to ugly discoloration on water surfaces, but here are some things you can do to prevent its growth.

·   Maintain Good Water Quality

·   Clean Your Pump Regularly

·   Perform Periodic Shock Treatments

·   Use An Algaecide As Needed

ORGANIC POOL STAINS GROW QUICKLY

Organic matter like leaves, twigs, flowers, and insects may also cause discoloration on the sides and steps. As the matter decomposes, it builds up, causing unsightly brown or yellow blotches to form. Sweat, lotion, and residual laundry soap on bathing suits can also contribute to the problem. Follow these simple steps to help prevent organic stains from forming.

·   Keep Your Chemicals Balanced

·   Promptly Remove Accumulated Debris

·   Clean Your Filter Regularly

·   Shower Before Swimming

·   Apply Stain Remover Or Degreaser As Needed

UGLY METAL STAINS CAN BE HARD TO REMOVE

Dark, reddish-brown metal stains are usually caused by high iron, copper, or manganese levels in the water. When these metals come into contact with the concrete or tile surface, they can oxidize and form unsightly blemishes. The good news is that you can take a few simple steps to prevent metal blemishes from forming.

·   Maintain Proper Chemical & PH Balance

·   Use A Stain Preventative Product

·   Add A Metal Sequestering Agent

·   Make Sure Your Pool Is Properly Aerated

DON’T TRY TO DIY DIFFICULT POOL STAINS

The best way to prevent unsightly discoloration is to ensure that your pool is properly cleaned and maintained. This means keeping the chlorine and pH levels in check, vacuuming often, and shocking the water regularly. Unfortunately, it’s a lot of work to try and keep up with it all on your own. Fortunately, SPS PoolCare offers Sun Belt area pool owners hassle-free, affordable services.

·   Algae Removal

·   Acid Wash

·   Tile Cleaning

PROTECT YOUR BACKYARD OASIS WITH POOL STAIN REMOVAL

Are ugly blemishes keeping you from enjoying the summer swim season? Don’t fret. Call SPS PoolCare today. We can eliminate unsightly stains and get you scheduled for a regular pool cleaning service so you can splash around to your heart’s content all summer long.

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