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    new home owner first pool

    my water has a white foam on top what is this from

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    Re: new home owner first pool

    Going to need more information than what you've provided. Pool type, filter type, salt water or no, chlorine type to sanitize, and a full set of test numbers. Pictures wouldn't hurt any either.
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    Re: new home owner first pool

    Also, what ever you've added to it in the last few days?
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    Re: new home owner first pool

    i have a sand filter and the poolis above ground 18 round i use 3 inch chlorine tablets i dont have the numbers with me im at work i put in pool shock 32oz algacide and cholrine

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    Re: new home owner first pool

    Some of the common algaecides will cause foaming. If that is the problem then you just have to wait it out, up to about a week before the foam goes away completely.
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    Re: new home owner first pool

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    Some of the common algaecides will cause foaming. If that is the problem then you just have to wait it out, up to about a week before the foam goes away completely.

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    Re: new home owner first pool

    Some algaecides cause foaming. I bet that's your problem.

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    Re: new home owner first pool

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    Some of the common algaecides will cause foaming. If that is the problem then you just have to wait it out, up to about a week before the foam goes away completely.
    when should i vacum it

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    Re: new home owner first pool

    You can vacuum it whenever you want or need to. It's not going to affect the foaming either way.
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    Re: new home owner first pool

    Thanks for all the help I will have more questions

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