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    Stain Chemicals

    1. 1 decade ago
      Great for well water
      My well water has high iron content and can oxidize with the shock turning the pool shades of green. This product works great to clear up the water, usually overnight. Much more effective then the MetalOut sold at my local pool supply.
    2. 10 years ago
      Worked Where Others Failed
      I have tried a number of products in the past two years to rid my plastered in-ground pool of stains. Most of the bottom in the deep end was covered with a stain, and there were worsening patches on the sides and in the shallower portions. I used a number of metal-sequestering products that seemed to keep the stains from getting worse, but none that would lighten them. After the first application of Stain-Away the large stain was slightly lighter, so I followed up 2 weeks later with another ... read more application at the inital dosage (15 oz per 10K gallons). Then the 5oz dosage for the next 2 weeks, backwashing every other day. The stains have all but disappeared, and the water seems clearer than it has for years! I'll definitely continue to use Stain-Away. I had almost resigned myself to draining and acid-washing the pool before next year's opening. I'm glad that I can forget that option.
    3. 1 decade ago
      Excellent Product
      I had metal stains on my pool's white walk-in steps when I opened my pool in the Spring a few years ago. I just poured a quart of Stain Away in the area of the steps with the pump not circulating and let it work over night. The next day the stains were gone. Since then I add a quart to my 25,000 gallon pool every fall when I close and quart each spring when I open my pool. I haven't had stained steps since.
    1. 1 year ago
      Great product! I wish we had this in past few years.
    2. 1 year ago
      Miracle pill
      Great product it does a lot and you do not need any other products but company needs to do something about shipping and or handling it is really ridiculous
    3. 1 year ago
      Summer pill
      Love it I put in pool and pool cleared right up I would recommend this to everyone
    1. 1 year ago
      Worked as described! Great product.
      I bought this a few weeks ago based on the great reviews. We have well water and extremely high levels of iron in our water. I've had it in the pool two weeks now so I won't know how good it is for a couple of weeks yet when I test the water again, but the bag has turned a deep brown and I am assuming it is really working.
    2. 4 years ago
      This product works very well!
      I have had an ongoing problem with staining on my steps. After removing the stains with Stain Free, I dropped the Culator in the basket as directed, and have had no more staining now for three weeks so far....a first!
    3. 6 years ago
      Eliminated My Metal Problems!
      After redoing my pool, about two months later I started having some stains show up. I did an ID and found out that I had some iron staining. So, I bought Metal Free and the problem went away, but it kept coming back week after week. So, I read some good reviews about CuLator and decided to try it. I bought my first bag and I noticed the stuff inside the bag turned yellow after about a week. I left it in for the month and I was impressed. It took a few bags, and a few months, but my problem ... read more hasn't come back! CuLator says it eliminates the metals from the water and I am a believer! The other thing is CuLator doesn't have any phosphates.
    1. 1 decade ago
      It's crystal clear which clarifier is the best
      I spent less on clarifiers, but this one is worth it's weight in gold. It works like a gem (Sapphire). Water temperature and/or water ph doesn't seem to affect the workability of this product. Hands down the best clarifier.
    2. 4 years ago
      For sure Magic stuff!
      I bought this product because we have a lot of iron in our water and I did not realize the affects that has on a pool. I did not know the brand just picked it out. First of all it was priced well based on my search and it worked within a few days the difference was amazing. We converted to a salt water pool - above ground and with the use of this product our pool is the clearest it has ever been. About to re-order for maintenance use now. very pleased.
    3. 7 years ago
      Best money spent ever
      This is by far the best clarifier on the market. i have used several others offered here and this one is worth the extra $ it lasts 2 weeks or more in the summer heat. AWESOME! Just buy it!!
    1. 10 months ago
      I live in Southeast Texas and in fortunatel got Flood waters in my house and in my pool. It was so dirty couldn't see bottom. After cleaning pool out best I could the walls and bottom had turned green. After about $150 worth of chemicals and a lot of time tried EZ stain remover. After getting the pH of the water correct added this product and to my amazement my pool is now green free nice and clean.
    2. 9 years ago
      Worked for me!
      This seems to have worked pretty well for me. Used it a couple of times over the past years. I refill my pool with our well water which has a lot of iron in it. I get stains on my pool bottom and sides. When used as directed on product, this removed nearly all of my stains on my 10 year old fiberglass pool. Package recommends use of metal remover after use of this product. Buy them both at the same time.
    3. 3 years ago
      This stuff works!
      I had rust stains in my pool after opening up the pool this spring. This product cleaned the stains quickly and completely. I poured some directly over the bad areas and the rust stains dissolved like magic. I was impressed with this stain remover. I will be buying more to have on hand.
    1. 2 years ago
      Battled fiberglass pool wall mineral stains.....
      Tried Culators, Metal Free, ITS Stain Free, Stain Away powders, etc. then saw a Jacks Blue Magic customer post of similar returning *severe rust-colored* wall stains after few days, mine when chlorination for years and on well water in fiberglass pool. Locals and Internet instructed full pool water drain at $1400 too expensive. So after 2.5 bottles of Jacks Blue magic & BULK citric acid powder combo water & walls clear. Regular treatments of Jacks Blue Magic and light chlorination with ... read more chlorine tabs seem to be effective and persist for a couple weeks now, hope it continues. Be careful fiberglass pool owners use only algaecide 60 plus (no copper), avoid RV antifreeze for line winterization (use legitimate pool antifreeze) due to chemical residue buildup that causes high chlorine consumption and manufacturer says will not subside concentration, and any other copper/mineral products. Will continue to use Jacks Blue Magic as it is only product along with bulk citric acid that has longer lasting stain removal...so far. Citric acid is active ingredient in most anti-stain cleaning powders. Trying small amounts of liquid chlorine now only when needed, hope it doesn't cause re-staining.
    2. 4 months ago
      Works, but only
      where water is drained and it is applied to the pool surface full strength. Dropped water below steps, cleaned them great. However it did not get the stains from the bottom of pool.
    3. 3 years ago
      Really worked
      We had SEVERE staining on our fiberglass pool this spring. I tried other products that slightly faded the "tea stains" but the stains came right back within days. The Blue Stuff made our pool look like new! It took two applications but worth every bit. You must be patient. Give the product three or four days to get maximum benefit and then be vigilant about keeping pool chemicals balanced. We've had no stains reoccur.
    1. 2 months ago
      Wow!!!
      When we opened our pool this summer put the shock in got the water clear we noticed horrible organic stains from leaves, etc on the entire liner floor. I purchased only one bottle of the A+ to test. As soon as i put it in the water the stains vanished! My husband and i couldn’t believe it...saw results in minutes. I have an inground vinyl pool. Do not hesistate. Make sure your chlorine levels are low before hand :)
    2. 6 years ago
      Miracle product
      I was extremely skeptical of this product but I had really ugly stains on the bottom of my fiberglass in the ground pool. Really in the scheme of things 88 dollars is a small price to pay for the removal of those ugly stains. My pool is 12,000 gallons , so it took 2 jars of A-1 stain remover. I put the first on in and left it over night. The stain was very light but still visible, so I put in the other jar and let it do it's thing over night. The next day the water was very cloudy and you could ... read more not see the bottom. The next morning the water was clear and every stain in my pool was GONE. The pool now look's brand new. This stuff work's great !!!! You will not be disappointed.. You will probably need a chlorine neutralizer to get your chlorine level down to 0,3 but after the level is down, the product work's GREAT !!!!
    3. 4 weeks ago
      This stuff is unbelievable
      I bought this as a last ditch effort to get stains off my vinyl liner. I put 2 containers into my 22000 gallon pool and within 2 day ALL my stains were gone! Worth every penny, my liner looks like new again.
    1. 1 month ago
      Really works!!!
      My pool walls and bottom was stained brown and went to the local pool store and they sold me 106.00 worth of chemicals that didn't work. Ordered super stain away and it worked overnight. Amazing stuff!! Saved my summer. Thought I was done swimming for the rest of the summer. Was ready to close my pool.
    2. 7 years ago
      Excellent
      I've maintained a backyard vinyl pool for over 40 years. Five years ago we had to drill a new well and that is when our metal stains started. I've constantly fought this problem since and even resorted to paying for water to be hauled in. I tried this product and it worked immediately. I've tried many other products and this is the only one that works for my pool.
    3. 7 years ago
      Works great for fiberglass pool!
      I've been battling tan metal stains in my pool for the last couple years. The ascorbic acid treatments were getting expensive, and were not a preventative either. This is both a stain treatment and preventative. I tried it out the other day just for comparison, and was amazed that the tan stains were completely gone the next day! It was much more effortless than the ascorbic acid, plus no need to rebalance the pool either. Just pour it into a bucket of water to dilute, pour the mixture around ... read more the edge of the pool, and done! I know that the tea-colored/tan stains cause fiberglass pool owners to go nuts, so if that's you, definitely give this a try!
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    In The Swim Knowledge Pool: Stain Chemicals

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    More About Pool Stain Chemicals

    Pool stain chemicals are an integral part of keeping your pool looking clean, new and inviting. Keeping your pool water balanced and keeping a clean pool sometimes are not enough. In addition to our In The Swim stain chemicals, we also carry Aqua Pills, Jack's Magic, Natural Chemistry, and Sea-Klear pool stain chemicals. There are two types of pool stain chemicals - stain removers and stain preventers, and some that do a little of both. 


    Pool Stain Removers

    With balanced chemistry and a clean pool, stain removers are sprinkled over the surface to lift pool stains. For general purpose organic stains, try E-Z stain remover and for metallic stains try A Plus stain remover. You can also make a Stain Sock by pouring one of our stain removers, or pH Decreaser into a thin sock or hosiery, tied off tightly. Place directly over the stain, moving the location every few minutes, in the pool or with your pool brush. Finally a use for those orphan socks! 


    Pool Stain Preventers

    Commonly called Stain & Scale chemicals, this group of pool stain chemicals is used to keep minerals and metals dissolved in solution. Known in the trade as sequestering agents, they chemically lock-up metals and minerals, so they cannot come out of solution to stain your pool surfaces. Pool stain prevention chemicals include products like Super Stain Away and SeaKlear Metal Klear. Use weekly to prevent pool stains from iron, calcium and copper, by keeping these metals and minerals safely dissolved. 


    Pool Metal Removers

    Sequestering agents don't actually remove metals from the water, they simply keep them dissolved in solution, as long as you add regular maintenance doses. However, major chemical movements or poor water chemistry can force metals and minerals out of solution, where they can stain or cloud the pool water. In such cases, an effective DE or Cartridge filter can remove suspended minerals and metals. One chemical however, CuLator Metal Eliminator and Stain Preventer actually REMOVES metals from your pool water. Place the packet in the cage and drop it in your skimmer basket - absorbs copper, iron, manganese, nickel and cobalt ions.