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    greasy filmy ring around both skimmers

    Just above the water level, that is the only spot. Everything is perfect with pool. Go to wipe off whatever this is and it just smears. Is it suntan lotion? Looks like mud but is not. What to use to clean it? Thanks
    35000 gallon inground
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    hayward 500lb sand filter
    Vinyl liner
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    Re: greasy filmy ring around both skimmers

    Likely it is sunscreen. You can use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser or one of the knock-off erasers in the cleanser isle of the grocery store.
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    Re: greasy filmy ring around both skimmers

    You could try a magic eraser to clean it. Also, maybe try a scum bug to help capture lotions/oils.
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    Re: greasy filmy ring around both skimmers

    Thanks, I will try that
    35000 gallon inground
    24x44
    hayward 500lb sand filter
    Vinyl liner
    Automatic Cover
    1.5 hp pump

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    Re: greasy filmy ring around both skimmers

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Any chance you just had a stamped concrete deck installed? The accent powder often collects in the skimmers for a few days after the install.
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