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Pool Stain

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Wasuellc, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. Wasuellc

    Wasuellc LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 51

    Help, I had a cusomer call today, stating that the pool is stained with nitrogen. This is what the pool company is telling her. My employee claims he is very careful to not get granular fert in her pool. Is there a way to test blue stain in pool, to see if it is fertilizer?
  2. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Posts: 4,041

    If you don't get any responses from here about this, possibly contact a local pool store to see if they know? I couldn't find anything on this so far.

    Here is a link to a swimming pool forum. Maybe they will have more insight?
  3. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    Are there actual small, round "spots" where the fert. could have landed??? Or is the customer seeing a stain around the water line???
  4. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    chances are it was iron,,,in time it will go away ...
    i don't care how carful one is you are going to get fert. in the pool...
  5. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Posts: 1,647

    Blue stain in pool?

    Never heard of it.
  6. Wasuellc

    Wasuellc LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 51

    It was organic fert. Going to look at it today.
  7. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Posts: 1,647

    Must have been alot of product that dumped into the pool
  8. Wasuellc

    Wasuellc LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 51

    I just got back. The stins are on the bottom of the plaster pool. Her pool service claims it's from the fert. I checked with a pool store asst. manager,and she said she would be happy to explain to the lady that fertilizer will not stain a pool. It will cause the water to become cloudy, but will not stain. Should I look into this further, or just take the asst. mgrs word for it?
  9. Ryan Lightning

    Ryan Lightning LawnSite Senior Member
    from CA
    Posts: 554

    If theres any iron in the fert. it will make a rust stain.
  10. Wasuellc

    Wasuellc LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 51

    What kind of stain would iron make?

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