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    Stain Chemicals

    1. 3 years ago
      works as advertised
      I used this together with Jack's Blue pool stuff! Both worked GREAT! My pool steps are back to white. instead of grungy brown. Our Water softener failed and we didn't know it. So each time we put water into our pool, we were dumping iron contaminated water in. Was a nightmare, but in just under 24 hours, these 2 products cleared things up. NO dropping chlorine levels, just use as directed.
    2. 7 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.
    3. 5 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!
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    3. 1 month ago
      Great deal for great pool shock
      Buying this in bulk is a fantastic price on InTheSwim. Product works great, I rely on it and have never had any issues. A+
    1. 8 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!
    2. 9 years ago
      Great Product
      We had a large stain in the middle of are 15X30 above ground pool, Tried many products, and they did not remove the stain, after two treatments of super stain away the stain is gone, thought we might have to replace the liner, but thanks to this product the stain is gone.
    3. 8 years ago
      Amazing Customer Service
      We ordered this product with some chlorine and shock. We received the chlorine and shock but also received a Magic Jack Tile stain gel instead of this Super Stain product. Called 800 number and explained what happened. As it turns out, they didn't recognize the product we received. Took a picture and emailed it while on the phone. They couldn't find it in their system. So, they sent us the correct product and we kept the wrong product also. I'm sure we can find a use for it. Can't say we've ... read more used this bottle of Super Stain yet, but in the past it has been perfect for our well water and I expect it will be again.
    1. 5 years ago
      It works!
      Jack's majic is a wonderful product line. From their step stuff to this blue stuff it removes stains, period. I have a 36,000 gallon pool and it cleans it like brand new. I love this blue stuff and highly recommend it!
    2. 2 months ago
      Great Stain Remover
      Works great to remove any stains on my fiberglass pool.
    3. 4 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. 3 years ago
      Great Stuff
      I could not get any help from my local pool company to get rid of the stains I had, my pool had the worse stains I had ever seen. I knew is was an organic stain as a crushed C tab did not remove the stain but the chlorine tab did. I bought this for my above ground vinyl lined pool and added it to the water by pouring it around the pool. Later that night I checked it and the stain was still there so I thought I had wasted my money. The next morning when I got up the stain was all gone and my pool ... read more looked new again. Great stuff and now I'm going to get the stain away and keep my pool treated every week.
    2. 2 months ago
      Outstanding results
      Had a ruff start this season. Winter cover blew in and froze. All the debris got in the pool. Had a bad algae outbreak. Then the pool water was extremely cloudy. Once all of those issues were resolve and the water was balanced the entire pool was covered with a brownish stain. I bought this product and followed the directions and after 12 hours I looked in the pool and it was completely clean! Wah lah!
    3. 1 week ago
      Converted a skeptic!
      Like others, I have tried many different stain removers, most notable Jack's Magic which did nothing to remove the stains on the bottom of my pool caused by decomposed granite getting in the pool during some landscaping work that was done in 2016. But after reading the reviews, I decided to take the plunge and plunk down $60 for one container of A+ stain remover and give it a try. I added the remover to my pool exactly 1 week ago today. I did not bother to lower my chlorine level since my ... read more salt water pool typically is very stable and I have the pool uncovered during the summer so the water is exposed to sun's UV. After the first 3 days, I didn't notice much change to the stains on the plaster, but I did notice that the plastic drain covers and water outlets on side and bottom of pool looked much whiter. I didn't look at the pool for the next 3 days since I am up before the sun rises and get home after it sets. But this morning, I looked out and was definitely surprised that the entire pool looked stain-free white. The water was a bit cloudy probably from all the stains being dissolved, but I also I have a Hayward variable speed pump that runs at 2100 rpm during the week so the water hasn't been vigorously circulated. I just turned on the pump to 3250 ramp and added some chlorine shock so let's see if the water clarity improved in the next few hours. Net-net, this product works. I used 1 container for a pool that is 20x10 and only 5' feet at its deepest. I brushed the pool on day 3 after adding the stain remover.
    1. 1 decade ago
      It works
      Stain Away has been helping to maintain my pool from stains for years with no complaints. In addition it also works well to remove any stains during the opening process. Works as discribed.
    2. 1 decade ago
      Actually does what it claims.
      I had staining on both our steps and the liner itself. I thought I probably was going to have to replace the liner. I purchased two bottles of "Stain Away", as a last resort. (I figured it was worth the gamble). Within two days, the steps and liner were free of all the rusty discoloration. I do not know where the staining came from, since we have city water. But if the problem ever re-occurs, I will try "Stain Away" first rather than last.
    3. 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.
    1. 2 years 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
    2. 2 years ago
      Summer pill
      Love it I put in pool and pool cleared right up I would recommend this to everyone
    3. 4 years ago
      Fantastic
      Bought this 7 weeks ago and has made the pool sparkling clear and easy to manage. I still vacuum the pool every week but have not had to add chemicals at all. Love this
    1. 3 years ago
      crystal clear
      I have been using this product for years in my pool -- just an ounce or two every week and the water is always perfectly clear.
    2. 1 decade ago
      This Product Rocks!
      Sapphire blows the competition out of the water!!!
    3. 8 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!!
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    In The Swim Knowledge Pool: Stain Chemicals

    In The Swim's Dr. Pool

    Stain & Scale Control in Pools

    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.