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    Does anyone know what this is?



    I have been slamming my pool because it was getting cloudy. It is almost back to clear but this afternoon when I checked the pool I found this white sludge on the edges of the pool. There is also something white floating in the water. It almost like egg white when you poach it. Any ideas?


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    Re: Does anyone know what this is?

    Have you had a lot of bathers recently wearing sunscreen?
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    Re: Does anyone know what this is?

    Yes. Lots of family and my son gets in everyday at least 4 times a day. We burn very easily so we have to wear sunscreen.


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    Re: Does anyone know what this is?

    Most sunscreen require you wait for a period of time before you swim. Sometimes it's on the lable, sometimes it isn't.

    Make sure they put it on and wait for awhile.
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    Re: Does anyone know what this is?

    I can live with the stuff floating on top and just clean it out but the stuff below the surface that I cannot get a picture of is what I am worried about. It looks almost like cooked egg white. It breaks up when I try to scoop it up.


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    Re: Does anyone know what this is?

    Would that be sunscreen too?


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    Re: Does anyone know what this is?

    Looks like some clear plastic or oil. Perhaps it may have really been because of sunscreen. I remember my friend having the same prob with her pool.
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    Re: Does anyone know what this is?

    Could it possibly be white water mold? If so, how do i get rid of it?


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    Does anyone know what this is?

    Here is a better picture. Looks like the strainer is trying to capture it.


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    Re: Does anyone know what this is?

    Hi, can you post a current set of test results? That will help us troubleshoot your problem.
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    Re: Does anyone know what this is?

    I will. Give me a few min.


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    Does anyone know what this is?

    FC 11.5
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    Re: Does anyone know what this is?

    You are not slamming currently, correct?
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    Re: Does anyone know what this is?

    Yes I am. My ph has been 7.2 since I got the pool and today is the first time it read 7.5. I think my water may be a little low.


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    Re: Does anyone know what this is?

    If you have a pool brush try brushing the pool to remove it from the walls and floor and keep the pump running to see if you can filter it out. I'm not sure if it is white water mold or not. Also go ahead and do an OCLT and see if you loose anything overnight. You do not need to up the chlorine level as long as you are within your normal recommended range.
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    Re: Does anyone know what this is?

    Ok. Thank you. I will update in the morning.


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    Does anyone know what this is?

    Ok, I could not resist another post or picture. I scrubbed the pool like crazy and brought the Chlorine level up to SLAM 13 FC. CC is still .5. Water looks good to me but it still has the floating white stuff in it. There is a lot of stuff suspended in the water but I think those are just skin cells. Any idea how to get those cleaned up?


    If it is white water mold, how do I treat it?


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    Re: Does anyone know what this is?

    What is your chlorine source? You aren't using an easy pour bleach are you?
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    Re: Does anyone know what this is?

    I am using regular Clorox bleach 8.25 %.


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    Re: Does anyone know what this is?

    I did accidentally add some splashless bleach last week but was only about 2 cups.


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