No person who spends hundreds—or thousands—of dollars on their private pool wants it to fall victim to stains and needless decay. Yet from time to time, stains appear. Chances are you’re too busy to give your pool an aggressive daily cleaning to keep this from happening. You might be surprised to learn though, that even a busy homeowner can take care of their pool. You just need the right information, the right skills, and the right tools.
At Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc. we’re all aware that those three things are hard to come by on the Internet. The World Wide Web is rife with misinformation, falsely advertised products, and shady entrepreneurs who make big promises they can’t keep.
That’s why we’ve decided to take it upon ourselves to educate you on the basics of pool stain prevention. What causes pool stains? How can you get rid of them? How can you prevent them from appearing? Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc. will answer all these questions and more.
Pool Plaster Management
Most pools are lined with plaster. This isn’t just a coincidence, and it’s not just because plaster is affordable (though it is!). Consisting of cement and marble dust, pool plaster is extremely water-resistant and quite durable.
With these benefits also come some downsides: pool plaster is quite porous. All those little pores can easily become home to little pigment deposits––if a pool owner is not careful. Contaminants from rainwater could stain pool plaster, as could metal pool equipment or children’s toys. Clothing dye could also be responsible for pool stains, believe it or not. What is the most common cause of pool stains? Organic matter like leaves, branches, and dead insects.
Knowing that, the appearance of a pool stain makes a whole lot of sense, doesn’t it? Now we can look at how to prevent these stains from occurring at all.
How to Prevent Pool Stains
Though Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc. sells a variety of pool stain removal products, we are firm believers in preventative pool care and maintenance.
Your pool is like any other investment. In order to preserve its value and ensure continued enjoyment, you need to practice active pool care. A few minutes of minor pool care each day can save you from a major catastrophe in the future.
One product we recommend to all our pool owners is the Spa Pure Stain and Scale Preventer. This easy to use concentrated formula prevents scale (stain) formation, protects your pool from cloudy water and can even eliminate existing stains!
Another great product to keep in your arsenal is the ORB-3 Solutions Pool Enzymes Pro. This helpful product conditions your pool’s water to naturally rid itself of harsh oils, organic materials and other trace contaminants. Not only that, ORB-3’s Pool Enzymes help keep your pool filter clean!
With these items, several others, and a quality pool brush, you should be more than a few steps ahead of any problematic pool stains.
Would you like to hear about other pool care products? Give Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc. a call! We’d love to hear from you.