Fiberglass is an affordable and durable material for a swimming pool. However, it can occasionally develop stains from various sources. If your fiberglass pool has some stains, there are a few ways to fix them, depending on the cause of the stain. You probably don’t want to throw out the entire pool from just a few stains, so keep reading to learn how to clean those stains off and get the pool looking clean and beautiful again. However, if you have other issues with your pool that make it unusable, or you simply don’t want to maintain a pool any longer, contact us for pool removal in New Jersey.
Stain at the Waterline
Fiberglass pools can develop a ring around the pool at the water level. This stain is caused by metals found naturally in water, as well as body oil and sunscreen that rinses off your body in the water. The best solution to this is to prevent those oils and minerals from sitting too long at the water level. To do this, you should adjust your pool filter to work faster than it currently is. Run the filter until the water is clearer, then add chlorine. This will break down those oils and sanitize the pool.
If you still have a visible ring after this, you can wash the stain off by hand. These stains are usually very light and can be washed off using a sponge and some basic dish soap from your house. You may also try using pool tile cleaners to remove the stain.
Rust stains develop on a fiberglass pool when you have iron buildup in the water. For small rust stains, you can rub a Vitamin C tablet directly on the state to remove them or use a brush to scrub them away. For larger stains, try rubbing a chlorine tablet directly on it. (Use gloves, however, as handling chlorine tablets for too long can cause your skin to burn and itch).
Yellow stains in your fiberglass pool are typically caused by either pollen in the water from nearby plants or algae growth. Pollen will wipe off very easily with your pool brush, and you can then push it toward your pool filter to remove it from the water. For algae growth (mustard algae is the most likely cause of a yellow stain), rub the stain with a pumice stone to get rid of it.
Occasionally, yellow stains can be caused by some metals present in water. Rub a Vitamin C tablet or chlorine tablet on it to help remove it if the previous efforts to clear the stain don’t work.
White buildup in your pool is generally caused by calcium deposits and isn’t truly a stain. The same stuff causes those hard-water marks on the plumbing fixtures inside your home. You’ll need to scrub the white buildup away with a pumice stone. If that doesn’t work, you might need professional scaling treatments to clean the pool.
If your pool is properly maintained, it’s unlikely that stains will develop at all. Make sure you test your chemical levels weekly and adjust the chlorine and pH levels as needed to keep them within the correct range. Be sure to brush down the walls and floor of your pool a few times a week as well. If you do this, your pool should stay in good shape.
However, contact Atlantic Pool Experts today if you decide that the maintenance is no longer worth it. We can provide quick and efficient fiberglass pool removal in New Jersey.