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How do you get rid of a rust colored algae in a swimming pool?


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Answered 2009-06-24 15:44:22

How can I get rid of rust colored stains in my salt water pool. It is only in the shallow end?

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To remove rust from the water in a swimming pool, shock the pool until the water is clear of everything other than the rust staining. Then run the filter, backwashing frequently until the rust is gone.


Red Algae is a bacteria... not an algae. It shows up on pool surfaces as loose, rust colored specks or clinging, bright red almost like a bright pink patches. Use a double dose of shock treatment.


No,iron rusts and rust turns to algae and it takes a lot of chlorine and shock to clean a pool after there has been algae growing in it. Or it could tear the liner of your pool do not put iron in your pool


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It can be used to remove rust stains caused by swarf or some metalic object lef laying in the pool. however if the rust is a result of reinforsement having come in cotact with the water No.


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First of all call a pool company! Are you sure that you don't have a "mustard" algae problem? The heater needs to be looked at and the only way to get rid of rust particles is to vac to waste. You need to address the real problem because you don't want to swim in the pool the way it is. A pool company will test your water at a minimal cost and advise you for free. Rust deposits from your heater are possible if your heat exchanger is old and has glass lined headers. The glass installed by the manufacturer is starting to deteriorate and it is exposing the steel underneath. The rust swells and then breaks off.


18 -8 stainless or 305 stainless are non Magnetic and will not rust


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Add cyanuric acid to the correct level of 50ppm. Check with a pool store locally for a rust removing chemical. To get rid of the iron use a chemical called "susupend" it works great!


Muriatic Acid will get rust stains out of a Gunite Pool. To prevent rust, it is recommended to keep pH level of the water slightly acidic.


Use your finger. If rust colored dust comes off on your finger then its rust


Stainless Steel and PoolsEventually, yes, stainless steel will rust if left in a pool. *Yes - bleach will cause stainless steel to rust and chlorine is found in pools. Ergo, pool water will cause rust on stainless steel items.


Is the water rusty color? Or is the rust color on the pool finish - plaster or vinyl or fiberglass?


It was a brand new ship so hadn't had time to rust when it sank. Otherwise, it is at the bottom of the ocean and covered in rust and algae.


I read an article about removing rust from the side of a concrete pool, try to use a oxalic acid.


A silver dollar cant rust, however you may get some oxidation as pool chlorine is an oxidant .



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Try CLR ( calcium lime rust ) remover, it is available at most supermarkets and home improvement stores.


Gunite, cement does not rust.


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