How to Identify Pool Stains

Identifying pool stains correctly is the most challenging part of what we do.  Getting this right every time takes experience and expertise.  Although different types of stains can appear to be very similar in color, the products needed to remove them can be very different.  For example, even experienced pool guys will often misdiagnose stains.  This is one reason why we have more than 450 pool guys and pool stores as regular clients.   Also, many pool stores often suggest various expensive ‘all-purpose’ stain removal products that have little or no effect.  They suggest these products because they often have no idea what the stain. In short, they are using your hard-earned money to experiment with different product options.  One of the most common questions we hear is how to properly identify pool stains.
Remember, if stain products are not matched to the right type of stain, it can make the staining even worse and even harder to remove. Our customers often ask us to recommend the best stain remover for their pool.  The answer is not as simple as suggesting a single product as it depends on the type of stain.  Don’t worry, after a decade and 10,000 pools, we know how to identify pool stains, remove them, and keep them gone.

Cost effective chemical removal for all types of stains.

Pool stain removal is all we do! Click on any of the stain types below for more information.

calcium deposits on quartzon

Calcium Deposits

Rust stains

Rust Stains

copper stain in pool

Copper Stains

Black spot algae on pebble pool

Black Spot Algae

Fibreglass calcium pool

Calcium on Fiberglass

Calcium on pool tiles

Calcium on Tiles

Salt Stains in pool

Salt Stains

Metal stains

Metal Stains

Algae Staining on fibreglass

Algae Staining

More information about stains can be found on the stain pages of our website.  However, if you are still unsure please feel free to email us some pictures of your pool.  We are more than happy to help you.