Removing Swimming Pool Stains


Super Shark Pools, Bradenton, FL, Swimming Pool Stains

How To Win The Battle Against Swimming Pool Stains


As a pool owner in Florida, at some point or another and no matter how careful you are, you will eventually discover swimming pool stains. If you are reading this article, you already probably found a stain in your pool and want to learn how to remove it. We at Super Shark Pools are here to help!


Don’t be alarmed, pool stains are very common and appear for a number of reasons. Pool staining can be caused by Mother Nature - leaves, dirt, algae all the way to minerals, body oils, and even food. When stains appear in your pool they can vary in color: bright green, red, blue and dark brown.


Are There Different Types Of Swimming Pool Stains?


Swimming pool maintenance to remove stains starts with identifying the stain so you know exactly how to remove it and take measures to prevent the stains from coming back. The color of a stain indicates what type of stain it is and by recognizing color, you can diagnose and treat your pool stains faster. Here are some types of stains to keep an eye out for and how you can recognize colors:

  • Organic Stains: usually a brown, green, blue color, and are often from leaves, dirt, berries, insects, algae and seeds finding their way into your pool. They will sink and leave residue on the surface of your pool.

  • Metal Stains: usually dark, reddish-brown. These stains may look like rust but are usually caused by iron or other metals. Copper, iron, and manganese can be caused by pool equipment, corroded plumbing, or water sources.

  • Rust Stains: usually spots rather than stains, which makes rust easier to identify. If your pool is built with metal, there is a chance that the staining is caused by an issue with the metal structure of your pool or if there are metal objects left in the pool (cleaning materials).

  • Mineral Stains: hard water stains can show up looking like white / grey deposits on the surface, or along the waterline. This is usually caused by an excess of calcium in the water.

  • Waterline Stains: often the result of dirt, debris, and oils that get in the water- dirty feet, laundry detergent, lotions, shampoos etc. Waterline stains show up in a white / pinkish color residue.


Do your best to keep your pool clean! The cleaner and more maintained the pool water, the less likely you have a chance of finding a pool stain. Trimming trees surrounding your pool to prevent debris, covering the pool when not in use, testing and balancing your water, vacuuming, brushing, and keeping your pool maintained with regular cleaning is the best way to prolong the life of your pool.


Super Shark Pools Can Help Maintain Your Pool Against Swimming Pool Stains


With the right advice, product, and pool support you can keep your pool well maintained for the safety and fun for you and your guests to enjoy. The easiest way to keep your pool rid of stains is to call Super Shark Pool Service to set up a cleaning and maintenance plan. We can do all the work for you while you enjoy the comforts of owning a pool. Call us today to get started at (727) 433-5320 or contact us on our website here.

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