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1st package I ordered it never came and was told it was broken? 2nd time it arrived half tampered and doesnt look legit. Contemplating sending back it was taped shut but open? Sticker on front doesn't look the same or legitimate either?
I had heard ascorbic acid was incredible for the purpose of removing pool stains. I was looking for a safer alternative to muriatic acid. I used all 8 pounds with scarcely any results at all! Incidentally, the stains were metal precipitate (varying shades of grey). I opted for Acid Magic, a safer, buffered muriatic acid. The Acid Magic was low in fumes and infinitely more effective than the ascorbic acid stain removal method. This may be a great vitamin c product, though I had purchased to use as a cleaner.
I was skeptical this would work, and paying $63 for a bucket of powder felt odd, however, Vitamin-C tablets worked so it was worth a shot. I was also afraid that this powder would instantly dissolve in the water and have no real effect, so I thought about putting the powder in nylons or socks. Not needed. I was wrong; the risk was worth it. I decided to try this between storms (thus all the leaves in the pool) when I had to shut off my pump to vacuum. I have a 30,000 gallon in-ground pool with a vinyl liner, on a well. Slowly, iron/rust was staining the liner. I used a clean laundry detergent cup and walked around the pool, sprinkling the powder against the pool wall, and then out into the middle. The powder dissipated (not dissolved) slowly, and instantly neutralized the iron stains. My liner was back to white. I posted a video that does not do justice to this science experiment. Unfortunately, I did not have enough powder to finish the pool (the bucket was smaller than I anticipated from the photo) but I can hit those areas with tablets again. I cannot comment on taste; I used this strictly for fixing my iron stains. The bucket was easy to open by ripping the pull strip around the lid. The lid then came easily off. The powder did not irritate my skin. Overall, I was very impressed with this product. I paid $62.99 on 20200629, which was the best price I could find for the quantity.
This product is a better value than what's sold as a metal stain remover at the pool store. I pay $35 for a 1.75lb container of L-ascorbic acid that's marketed as "Stain Free" brand. This is the SAME EXACT THING BUT YOU GET ALMOST 5 TIMES THE PRODUCT. Mix it with water in a bucket and pour over the area where you have stains and they magically disappear! I have inset white steps that get yellow from the metal in my well water and, POOF, this stuff makes them brilliant white again. After you add this; wait for 4 hours with your pump running and then add Metal Free to your pool. That removes the metal that the L-ascorbic acid has suspended in the water. Add a couple of capsful of metal free each week as maintenance and you won't get the stains back.
Excellent Quality and Excellent Price! We use this, rather than chewable or other Vitamin C... because there are NO FILLERS. Great, super-tart, lemon-y flavor... some friends put a little honey or sugar with it... we just use it 'straight'.