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    White footprints in pool

    When we first started up our pool (new) in December the pool company told us it was okay to swim. Not knowing what I know now we did. Now there are white footprints left on my blue plaster that I cant get rid of. Any suggestions??
    Completed Dec 15. 19000 gal in ground salt, marcite marquis plaster, Pentair Intellichlor ic40, Intelliflo 3hp var.speed, cartridge filter, Ultratemp heat pump 120

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    Re: White footprints in pool

    How are you testing the water? How long ago did the footprints show up? Can you share a picture? Have you talked to your pool builder?

    Sorry more questions that answers but we need to know what you are dealing with.

    Kim
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    Re: White footprints in pool

    Footprints have been there since Dec. Builder told me they would disappear once the PH settled down. Using a TF 100. My PH and TA are good. CH is high but gradually coming down. Chlorine and CYA are on the low side as I allowed this over winter.
    Completed Dec 15. 19000 gal in ground salt, marcite marquis plaster, Pentair Intellichlor ic40, Intelliflo 3hp var.speed, cartridge filter, Ultratemp heat pump 120

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    Re: White footprints in pool

    Can we get some pictures
    22k gallon IG pebblefina, Jandy 1.5 HP VS, Jandy CV Cartridge filter, Fafco solar panels, Polaris 360 supply side cleaner, waterfall

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    Re: White footprints in pool

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    Some pics....I tried various way to photograph but this is the best I can get.
    Completed Dec 15. 19000 gal in ground salt, marcite marquis plaster, Pentair Intellichlor ic40, Intelliflo 3hp var.speed, cartridge filter, Ultratemp heat pump 120

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    Re: White footprints in pool

    I will tell you there are several pool builders that have it written into their start up "When the water gets half way up the skimmer plate, JUMP IN!" so........you did not do anything wrong AND he told you too.

    I would push for an acid wash to see if that helps.

    Kim
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    Re: White footprints in pool

    Have you re-contacted PB for his suggested next step?
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    Re: White footprints in pool

    White marks are more likely caused before the pool was filled with water, and just takes a few days to show up and often longer than that - not from swimmers afterwards.

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