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some follow-up maintenance will ensure stains won’t return: In order to completely remove the metals that caused the staining, it is important to use all components of the stain removal system. Metals must be physically removed from the water or the same metals that were lifted from your pool surface could re-stain your pool.

Pool Magnet® Plus to keep metals in solution and prevent future staining as well as remove fresh stains. Used on a maintenance basis when metals are present in fill water.

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STAIN

Scale Inhibitor to prevent minerals in the water from reacting and causing scale deposits or staining. Use Scale Inhibitor in place of Pool Magnet Plus when calcium hardness level is above 300ppm.

REMOVAL system

Sparkle Up® to act as a filter aid by coating the filter media and helping remove the metals from the water. Sparkle Up is a cellulose-based filter media that is specially charged to attract metals. Sparkle Up can also be used to help remove metals from fill water prior to their entering the pool. Add Sparkle Up to the filter, then add make-up water through the skimmer.

Erase is the easy way to identify and eliminate problem stains ®

how to prevent stains: The ALEX Water Analysis Program used by your BioGuard Dealer is a great way to determine which metals are present in the water and help prevent staining before it occurs. Also, have your source water tested for metals, especially if your water comes from a well. If your water tests positive for high levels of metals, follow the maintenance directions detailed above to help ensure staining won’t become a problem.

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The BioGuard Erase® System approach helps you easily identify which metal is causing the stain, then remove it with a product specifically designed to treat that stain.

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Erase Stain Removal System features/benefits: BioGuard Erase® Metal Stain Identification Kit • Easy 2-step process to identify metal stain type • Convenient packaging

Nothing can spoil the appearance of your pool like a stain. Most stains are caused by metals that were once dissolved in your water but have fallen out on your pool surface. The two most common stains are caused by copper or iron but the treatment for these two stains are not alike. This is why it is important to identify which type of stain you have before you start treating the stain. Copper stains tend to discolor pool surfaces with an aquamarine or blue stain. Iron stains tend to discolor pool surfaces with a rust or brown colored stain. Metals can enter into pools in several different ways. The most common is from the fill water, especially with iron. However, copper can find its way in to a pool not only from the fill water, but also from unchelated copperbased algicides and corroded copper heaters.

BioGuard Erase® Iron Stain Remover • Ideal product to remove stains and discoloration caused by iron • Acidic-based reducing agent • Use for spot treatment • Use to remove cobalt from fiberglass pools BioGuard Erase® Copper Stain Remover • Ideal product to remove stains and discoloration caused by copper • Use for spot treatment • Results will often be seen in 24 hours

how to identify and remove stains: Follow the steps below to remove the stains from the pool surface: Step 1: Balance the water. Step 2: Use BioGuard Erase Metal Stain Identification Kit to determine the type of stain so you can choose the correct product to remove it. Step 3: Add the appropriate amount of BioGuard Erase Iron or Copper Stain Remover Step 4: Treat pool water with Pool Magnet ® Plus Step 5: Add Sparkle Up® to the filter Step 6: Chemically clean the filter with Kleen It.® Once the stain is removed, maintenance is required to make sure the stains won’t return:

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some follow-up maintenance will ensure stains won’t return: In order to completely remove the metals that caused the staining, it is important to use all components of the stain removal system. Metals must be physically removed from the water or the same metals that were lifted from your pool surface could re-stain your pool.

Pool Magnet® Plus to keep metals in solution and prevent future staining as well as remove fresh stains. Used on a maintenance basis when metals are present in fill water.

METAL

STAIN

Scale Inhibitor to prevent minerals in the water from reacting and causing scale deposits or staining. Use Scale Inhibitor in place of Pool Magnet Plus when calcium hardness level is above 300ppm.

REMOVAL system

Sparkle Up® to act as a filter aid by coating the filter media and helping remove the metals from the water. Sparkle Up is a cellulose-based filter media that is specially charged to attract metals. Sparkle Up can also be used to help remove metals from fill water prior to their entering the pool. Add Sparkle Up to the filter, then add make-up water through the skimmer.

Erase is the easy way to identify and eliminate problem stains ®

how to prevent stains: The ALEX Water Analysis Program used by your BioGuard Dealer is a great way to determine which metals are present in the water and help prevent staining before it occurs. Also, have your source water tested for metals, especially if your water comes from a well. If your water tests positive for high levels of metals, follow the maintenance directions detailed above to help ensure staining won’t become a problem.

bioguard.com Proud sponsor of Splash for CF™ Visit www.splashforCF.org

4005BIO

guarding more than your pool ©2009


BioGuard® Erase® Stain Remover System