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    Little clear "hairs" in the pool

    I have had the pool open for a few weeks now and the water is clear and balanced, but lately I have been noticing these little clear/translucent strands in my skimmer filter. Does anyone know what these are?




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    Re: Little clear "hairs" in the pool

    Hmm, is it possible to take a picture. After owning a pool for a year, I have come to realize how "dirty" the outside world is. Do they fall apart or are you able to pick them up?

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    Re: Little clear "hairs" in the pool

    I have had this before. Ended up my brush was old, and as I was brushing, the bristles would fall off. I just got a new one! Maybe your brush is old.
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    Re: Little clear "hairs" in the pool

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    They are kind of stiff. At first I thought maybe white algae but from what I have seen that looks like toilet paper. These look like clear thick hairs




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    Re: Little clear "hairs" in the pool

    Quote Originally Posted by paulmaz View Post
    I have had this before. Ended up my brush was old, and as I was brushing, the bristles would fall off. I just got a new one! Maybe your brush is old.
    That makes perfect sense. That is why I love this forum. The pool store I am certain would have convinced me that it was some exotic bacteria that needed tons of expensive chems!



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    Re: Little clear "hairs" in the pool

    Yep pool brush- time to upgrade.
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