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    What the heck is this stuff??

    I have flesh colored bumpy things all over the walls of my pool. I tried to take a pic of it on the walls, but it was to blurry--here's a closeup of one of the gross things. This things are everywhere-when I brush them off the wall they like little jellyfish--GROSS!! HELP! Also, in my filter baskter there is a build up of some white doughy looking junk.
    c ya, grivera

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    Re: What the heck is this stuff??

    Hi, I have a few questions for you. Is this an in ground or above ground pool? Was the pool covered over the winter? What kind of plants are in your area? What are your current test results? Can you post a picture of the white junk?
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    Re: What the heck is this stuff??

    It is a fiberglass inground pool that was covered during the winter. It's been open for about two weeks. I cleaned the basket, so I cannot get a pic of the white stuff. It's pouring rain and storming right now, so I cannot test the water. As far as plants--nothing real close--hostas, daylilies, hollies, arborvitae.
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    Re: What the heck is this stuff??

    What all have you added to the water so far this year?
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    Re: What the heck is this stuff??

    I don't know specifically what those are, but they are almost certainly plant related, pollen balls or flower parts of some kind.
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    Re: What the heck is this stuff??

    frog eggs?
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    Re: What the heck is this stuff??

    I don't think it is a plant, this stuff is also accumulating around my outlets--it's like a fleshy blob around the outlets.
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    Re: What the heck is this stuff??

    +1 for FPM. I'm thinking eggs.
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    Re: What the heck is this stuff??

    Here's a pic of the accumulation around my jets. You can see it is not pollen or eggs. It like a mold. Flesh colored on the top and black on the bottom.
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    Re: What the heck is this stuff??

    Have you ever used biguanide in your pool? This could be water mold or slime. Try brushing the walls of the pool and use liquid chlorine to raise it to shock level. If you post a complete set of test results we will help you determine your shock level.
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