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    Enzyme Effects

    We just finished out pool installation and our PB suggested that we put an enzyme pack in the skimmer every couple of weeks. He said that he has seen filter cartridges get destroyed due to heavy lotion use and that the enzyme help prevent that. Not that we are heavy lotion users, but I already have several packs of these. I was just wondering if these can hurt anything, or if anyone has any experience using them.

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    Re: Enzyme Effects

    If you don't have heavy sunscreen users or lots of bathers with sunscreen, it's not likely an issue. I would try using a product like scum balls (Amazon.com : Horizon Ventures HVSB2PK 2-Pack Pool/Spa Scum Eliminating Reusable Scum Ball : Swimming Pool And Spa Supplies : Patio, Lawn Garden) in your skimmer before using enzyme products (especially before buying more), IF you're seeing scum/oil build ups at the water line. I don't think it will hurt anything to try it if you see a scum build up, but I don't think I've ever seen it in my pool. In my hot tub... sure.
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    Re: Enzyme Effects

    I will keep an eye out for scum build up or if we are planning on having a large party. I have a dozen or so of them, so I will just plan on using them as needed since I have them. I just wanted to make sure I was not going to cause any other problems using them. I don't plan on buying any more. Thanks!
    15,000 gal fiberglass pool with built in spa and tanning ledge (Leisure Pools Ultimate 35), Pentair Intelliflo VS pump, Intelliflo XF spa pump, Pentair 250k heater, Easytouch 8 with Screenlogic, Pentair IC 40 SWG, Pentair Clean and Clear 420 cartridge filter, 4 GloBright Pool Lights, 1 GloBright Spa Light, Coverstar Auto Cover, Interfab X-treme 2 Slide, 4 deck jets, Dolphin Oasis Z5 robotic cleaner, TF-100 test kit.

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    Re: Enzyme Effects

    It sounds like your have a PB who just might understand Pool Water Chemistry. They are few and far between.

    No harm in using them but I'm not sure I would. They are not really preventative, so you are taking medicine when you are not sick
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