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Thread: yellowish/orangeish goo in the wheels of my polaris cleaner

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    yellowish/orangeish goo in the wheels of my polaris cleaner

    This weekend I took out my Polaris cleaner out of the water for a general clean up/check up. A yellowish/orangeish goo that formed in the inside of the rubber wheels caught my attention. I put the wheels in a strong solution of Clorox just in case it was some sort of algae, but I have no idea what it could be. My water chemistry looks as follows:

    Water Temp= 50-62 (last 2.5 weeks)
    SWCG @ 35%
    Pump Time: 2 hrs morning, 2 hours afternoon
    FC= 8
    CC=0
    TC=8
    PH=7.5
    Alk=60
    CYA=65-70

    Anyone with similar issue or ideas of what that goo could be?
    Inground with 7x7 spa (spillover)
    20k gal plaster (sunstone)
    pentair 3/4 hp (filter), 1 hp (spa), 1/2 hp (features)
    cartridge filter
    SWCG IC-40
    Polaris Platinum (with booster)

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    Re: yellowish/orangeish goo in the wheels of my polaris cleaner

    It doesn't sound like algae to me. Does the "goo" feel greasy in any way?

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    Re: yellowish/orangeish goo in the wheels of my polaris cleaner

    Nah...it is not greasy at all. In fact, I could get it off the wheels with hands and just wash it off with plain water. At first I thought it could be rust from the mechanism inside the cleaner, but it doesn't seem the case.
    Inground with 7x7 spa (spillover)
    20k gal plaster (sunstone)
    pentair 3/4 hp (filter), 1 hp (spa), 1/2 hp (features)
    cartridge filter
    SWCG IC-40
    Polaris Platinum (with booster)

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    Re: yellowish/orangeish goo in the wheels of my polaris cleaner

    It's probably is organic then. Cleaning them with a bleach solution and then running your pool with a high FC like you are for a while should handle things. I'd be curious to know if it comes back afterwards.

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    Re: yellowish/orangeish goo in the wheels of my polaris cleaner

    yeah..i will keep an eye on this...but is does seem strange that only comes up in the rubber part of the wheels..
    Inground with 7x7 spa (spillover)
    20k gal plaster (sunstone)
    pentair 3/4 hp (filter), 1 hp (spa), 1/2 hp (features)
    cartridge filter
    SWCG IC-40
    Polaris Platinum (with booster)

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