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    bath tub water

    I have been looking at this site for a couple of weeks now and am highly impressed with the knowledge and willingness to help that I have seen. My problem is my pool looks like it has bath water in it. Bubbles everywhere, almost a foam. My daughter has been using Synergy to get us going and we were needing to shock the pool because it was still not clear. So I shocked it with bleach. She then also put in Synergy Clear, which the bottle says is sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione, 58.2%. That is what I think the bottle says. It is a reaction between the two chemicals and is there anything special I need to do? The pool is a fiberglass inground which holds 10,000 gallons. Thank you very much for any advice. I tried posting pictures but they are too big it says.

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    Re: bath tub water

    The very first thing that would help is a full set of test numbers.

    The Synergy Clear you used is DiChlor, which adds CYA. It is a source of chlorine, so there won't be any effects with it and the liquid chlorine.
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    Re: bath tub water

    I will try to get that this afternoon. I have a lot of staining also. I hope I can get pictures up this afternoon also.

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    Re: bath tub water

    Here is what I have:
    FAC: 1.0
    TA: 98
    CH: 96
    pH: 7.6
    CYA: 10
    It has cleared up some, could I have a leak and it sucking air and putting it inyo yhre pool? The returns are rather bubbly.

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    Re: bath tub water

    Sorry, my typing skills are pretty limited and I hit the wrong letters a lot.

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    Re: bath tub water

    You can post your pics to Photobucket or similar hosting site and link them here.

    How are you getting those test numbers?
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    Re: bath tub water

    Test numbers are from the local pool store. I will work on the pics at lunch.

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    Be careful of those test results. Especially the CYA number. Pool store numbers are notorius for being wrong and CYA is almost never right.
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    Re: bath tub water

    Thanks for the advice. Here are the pics I hope.
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    Re: bath tub water

    Was there ever any algaecide added to the water? That can foam.

    Also, a lot of lotions leave a scummy film that can get foamy. Last year at a hotel, besides the murky water, I saw a pile of foam that looked like a foot of meringue in the corner of the spa. I didn't get in that pool at all...

    And finally, was the pool green? Like, thick enough to walk on? Dead and dying algae can bubble up to the surface.

    I encourage you to browse this site a bit. It shouldn'ttake long for you to realize that your own test kit is the key to clear water. Hint, hint.
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    To me the pool looks green, and adding the DiChlor would cause the bubbles for sure. It appears from what little I can tell you need to go through the shock process, and for that you are going to need the FAS chlorine test included in the better kits.
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    Re: bath tub water

    No algaecide, nobody has been in the pool so no lotions. The pool was green when we opened it, very green. It is better today. I am hoping to get the test kit for Father's Day. Been hinting to the kids on a regular basis.

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    Re: bath tub water

    Quote Originally Posted by hughscpa
    No algaecide, nobody has been in the pool so no lotions. The pool was green when we opened it, very green. It is better today. I am hoping to get the test kit for Father's Day. Been hinting to the kids on a regular basis.
    Hint a little harder, and add a speedstir to the wish list.

    A test kit actually sounds like the ideal Father's Day gift....a toy for dad to play with, but the real beneficiary is the kids who swim in the pool.
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    Re: bath tub water

    HAHA! Richard I couldn't have said it better myself! If nothing else, when dad gets home from work it gives him AN EXCUSE to go out to the pool every day with a beer. The pool needs to be checked every afternoon!
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