The first important step is to balance your pool water within stain identification and removal parameters. Although your water balance may be “perfect” for normal daily operating conditions, it could need some adjustment for successful pool stain identification and removal. Balance your water within the parameters listed below before proceeding to the Jack’s Magic Stain Identification Kit or Jack's Magic Stain Removal Treatments.
Here is a list of pool water components and the balance parameters for pool stain identification and treatment: Free and Total Available Chlorine 1 - 3 parts per million (ppm); pH 7.0 - 7.4; Total Alkalinity 80 ppm or lower; Calcium Hardness 200 - 400 ppm; Cyanuric Acid (Stabilizer) (CYA) below 70 ppm; Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Below 1200 ppm (except salt systems)
If using a bromine sanitizer system: 2-6 ppm (of bromine) If using a biguanide sanitizer system: 30-50 ppm, (of biguanide)
If CYA level is higher than recommended balance parameters, dilute level by draining water from the pool and adding fresh water. Be sure to check reading again; failure to do so may result in ineffective pool stain identification or removal. PLEASE NOTE: CYA is not applicable in bromine or biguanide pools.
If TDS level is higher than recommended balance parameters, dilute level by draining water from the pool and adding fresh water. Be sure to check reading again; failure to do so may result in ineffective pool stain identification or removal.
After balancing your pool water within the parameters above, use a Jack’s Magic Stain Identification Kit (according to directions) to specifically determine which of the following treatments in Steps 8- 11 will best remove your swimming pool stain. A Jack’s Magic Stain Identification Kit takes the guesswork out of swimming pool stain removal.
Follow directions for the stain removal treatment identified as the best for your swimming pool stain. Here are some stain removal tips to remember: If you get no apparent reaction when doing any of the (4) Jack’s Magic Stain Identification Kit treatments, try using the Jacks's Magic Blue Stuff for six weeks and then trying the treatments again.
To prevent any future pool stains, use Jacks's Magic Blue Stuff as a weekly preventative maintenance product. Maintain levels 10-12 ppm. A Jack’s Magic sequest test kit can verify that these levels have been achieved.
To maintain proper water balance, use an accurate and reliable test kit. Jack’s Magic has found the single tablet method to be extremely accurate and stable method for testing pool and spa water. Tablets in the Jack’s Magic Professional Test Kit are specially formulated and buffered for the warmer temperatures associated with swimming pools and spas.
If you have difficulty getting a free chlorine reading after doing a STAIN SOLUTION #2 Treatment, test the Total Available Chlorine. Assume this reading is the true Free Available Chlorine reading. STAIN SOLUTION #2 often causes an error in the DPD #1 test; this reaction may last up to a month while STAIN SOLUTION #2 is still in the water.