Title now: Swimming pool top step stains and chips.
Better SEO title? Stain on (your) pool step?
What are keywords that people will search for to find this info? Likely, pool step stain.
Here’s a real pet-peeve of mine: stains on the top step. Why? because are they are 100% preventable/ avoidable.
Its especially bothersome when i see (other swimming pool service companies ) doing this because it is so preventable by using a deep floater instead.” (you don’t have to use quotation verbatim, I just wanted the writer/ blogger to know” it is the author speaking…) “when the homeowner unknowingly does it its understandable, when you’re paying someone to care for your pool and they LET it happen its a travesty/ unjust/ not right/ BS!! :)” Amazingly, many pool techs still don’t realize that the floater is the cause of the stain! Ive seen thousands of pools since 1992 and Ive seen hundreds (if not thousands) of pools with this totally preventable issue. Its like its become the acceptable standard (I don’t know know if we want to use that last line but you tell me…) Swimming pool top step stains and chips are 100% preventable -if you use a deep/ tall floater because is bounces off the top step and wont get caught on top of the step.
Images include a standard floater and a deep floater,
A gallery is attached of 12 images of stain damage to the top step.
This is one of my biggest pet peeves- burn marks on the top step of the pool because a tablet floater sits on the step and burns / stains the plaster.
burns/ discolors the plaster.
Caused by chlorine floater 99.999 % of the time.
I have tried to patch and never been successful. I have never seen a successful patch.
The step can only be repaired by resurfacing the pool.
Keywords: pool stain, pool top step stain, pool plaster stain, fix top step, remove top step stain, repair plaster on top step
why does the step stain? The chlorine tablets in the floater have a pH of 2.8 (very corrosive). When the floater is floating in the middle of a pool it dissolves very quickly. When the floater sits on a step (more common in geometrical pool, less common in free-form [kidney] pool)) and as they get trapped in a 90 degree corner, and the pool loses water due to evaporation the floater sits on the step and the powerful and corrosive chlorine in the floater stains the step. That’s why you almost only see stains like these on the top step! A deep floater cant get hung up on the step because it bounces off the side of the step and keeps floating in deeper water. when this happens over and over the step eventually etches and chips (see photo…)
The solution? Get a deep floater!!!! They might cost $5 more and are less then $20…..
Tags for me to add in post frameowrk: stained pool plaster; chipped pool step, plaster stain; chlorine tablet stain, pool plaster issue…