Joyce asked: How do I remove a dead animal stain from a pool liner?
Dead animals in the pool not only affect the quality of the water, but when left for a period of time, the decay can leave a nasty stain on the liner of the pool. It is best to remove these organic stains with an enzyme cleaner and a good scrub. Here are the steps to remove the memories of the critter for good.
You Will Need:
- Shock treatment
- Scrub brush
- Enzyme cleaner
- Pool stain remover (available at pool supply stores)
Steps to Remove the Stain:
- Remove the dead animal from the water.
- Shock the pool to see if the extra chlorine will be enough to loosen the stain.
- Scrub the stained area with a scrub brush.
- If the stain does not come off, lower the chlorine level to 1ppm. If the chlorine levels are too high, the stain remover will not be effective.
- Apply the stain remover following the manufacturer’s guidelines.
- Scrub with a stiff brush to remove the stain.
- Enzyme cleaners can also be added to the water to work through the stain.
- Shock the pool again to restore the chlorine levels and prevent other stains from developing.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Ascorbic acid is a natural stain remover. Simply crush up some vitamin C tablets and apply them directly to the stained area. Follow with a good brush to scrub the stain away.