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Vinyl Pool Liners: How to Get Rid of Stains

How to Get Rid of Stains of Vinyl Pool Liners

Your pool can be in perfect working order with the ideal chemical balance and the perfect temperature just beckoning for a swim. Having unsightly stains on your vinyl pool liner, however, can quickly make your otherwise perfect looking pool look anything but appealing to swimmers in your household. When you can properly identify, treat and prevent pool liner stains, you’ll be able to fully enjoy your pool experience and clean, sparkling water every time you swim.

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Step 1. Test the water chemistry

The first step in getting rid of pool stains from your vinyl pool liner is to test the pool chemicals. Sometimes all it takes it a simple adjustment to the pH, Alkalinity and Calcium Hardness to get everything back in check and to lighten or completely remove the most obvious stains. Trying using a a pool water test kit with fresh test strips for the best reading.

Step 2. Determine if the stain is mineral or organic

If your vinyl pool liner stain is mineral based, then it should be treated with an acid-based stain remover product. If it’s organic in nature, then it’s best to use a pool oxidizer for treatment. Organic stains on your pool liner are typically found around the main drain of the pool, on the steps or hidden away in the corners where you may not clean as carefully or notice areas of buildup as easily. Keeping the pool water balanced and using pool shock on a regular schedule can typically get rid of these types of stains easily and help prevent them from returning.

Preventing Future Vinyl Pool Liner Stains

To prevent pool stains from developing on your pool liner in the future, always keep pool water balanced by checking the chemicals and using a pool cleaner on a regular basis to get rid of dirt and grime that tends to build up with regular use. Using pool stain control products to prevent staining is also highly beneficial in keeping vinyl pool liners clean, as they can make it hard for minerals in the water to stick to surfaces and cause staining. If you are tired of dealing with vinyl pool liner stains, then try a little bit of prevention - it can make all the difference in the world when it comes to the care and maintenance of your pool.

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