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Thread: Clean your pool w/ a tennis ball (sort of)

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    WestSidePool's Avatar
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    Clean your pool w/ a tennis ball (sort of)

    I was just browsing my normal site this morning and came across a link to this short article.
    It says you can use a tennis ball to remove oils from the top of the water.

    But if your keeping your pool balanced I don't think you need to do this. At least I have not had any issues w/ oils on my water.
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    Re: Clean your pool w/ a tennis ball (sort of)

    It does seem that it would act similarly to a scum ball or scum bug.

    Suntan lotions/oils are a big problem for some pool owners so it probably wouldn't hurt to have an extra tennis ball around :P
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    Re: Clean your pool w/ a tennis ball (sort of)

    Sounds like you could just throw one in and let it float around for a week and replace. hmmm... Interesting.
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    Re: Clean your pool w/ a tennis ball (sort of)

    If the tennis ball manufacturers catch onto this, they're going to start adding CYA and copper to the balls...
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