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    4th of July

    We will be having a party - i looked everywhere to post this but nothing seemed to fit.

    Anyway, the last time we had about 15, 20 teenagers in our pool, the water turned cloudy. I assume it was the sunscreen and lotions the kids had on.

    I want to avoid that this year. is there anything we should do ahead of time?
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    Re: 4th of July

    Some people like to adjust their FC to the upper limit of normal so that it doesn't dip below the minimum.
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    Re: 4th of July

    Quote Originally Posted by DMS2014 View Post
    We will be having a party - i looked everywhere to post this but nothing seemed to fit.

    Anyway, the last time we had about 15, 20 teenagers in our pool, the water turned cloudy. I assume it was the sunscreen and lotions the kids had on.

    I want to avoid that this year. is there anything we should do ahead of time?
    With all that natural aeration going on you should have no problem provided you're balanced going in. It's when they leave you should get busy to set up for the day after.
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    Re: 4th of July

    Old thread mentions scum bug and keeping FC at upper normal levelhttp://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...screen-in-pool
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    Re: 4th of July

    I always raise FC 3 or 4 ppm above normal before a party or big swim day. Then test after and raise it again. Always ready for the next day.
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    Re: 4th of July

    I've never even heard of a scum bag. I just know I didn't care for the cloudy water once they all got in and then the sheen....
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    Re: 4th of July

    It is a floating thingamajig that absorbs oils off the surface of the water. I think it is called a scum-ball.
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    Re: 4th of July

    My last pool clouded up every time I had multiple guests but it wasn't a chlorine or lotion issue...it was a painted plaster
    and the paint was old....one of the best reasons never to paint a pool.

    My advice would be to brush the walls and floors and vacuum daily to the days leading up to the 4th.

    See how it looks after everyone's gone.


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