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    July 4th Party = Lots of Kids = Pounds of Sunblock = White Film in my Skimmers!

    After seeing white film floating in the skimmers from our 4th of July party, I thought I'd look to see if there is a product out there that would absorb body oils, sunblock oils, etc. I left my filter running for an extra long time yesterday so my pool is back to normal for now. I am here wondering if anyone has any experience with products like these.

    Are they helpful, a gimmick, or even worse, harmful in any way to the equipment or chemistry of the pool water?

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    Re: July 4th Party = Lots of Kids = Pounds of Sunblock = White Film in my Skimmers!

    Yes, they are helpful. Raising FC 2-3 ppm before a party and after also helps a lot. You can raise it up to shock level for your CYA or near it today to help clear it up faster. FC/CYA Chart
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    Re: July 4th Party = Lots of Kids = Pounds of Sunblock = White Film in my Skimmers!

    I love my Skum bug. I buy a new one every year.

    Whenever we get stuff in the water we throw it in the skimmer and it clears right up.

    I don't keep mine in the skimmer all the time though. It becomes a floating island for the bugs.
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    Re: July 4th Party = Lots of Kids = Pounds of Sunblock = White Film in my Skimmers!

    We have scumbugs in our hot tub and pool. They seem to work well!

    I agree bugs like to float on them so I always open the skimmer lid with caution! 😮

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