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    Oily feel to water

    I have an above ground 21' pool, new liner installed this year. Got it filled and has been running for about 1 month. Been in it, but water is chilly 76F. I just recently noticed that the water has an oily feel to it that wasn't there earlier. No sheen or anything I can see, just feels funny. Water looks crystal clear. Any one experienced this or have any ideas on what may be causing this?


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    Ohm_Boy's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Orlando, FL

    Re: Oily feel to water

    Does the water lose any FC overnight?
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    Re: Oily feel to water

    Stays steady at 4 with the pump running 8 hours at SWG output 15%. I haven't really checked it in the am as I leave before daybreak. I will check it tomorrow morning.

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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Oily feel to water

    Anyone in it with suntan lotion on?
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    Re: Oily feel to water

    No lotion, that would have been too easy. I did ask everyone that was swimming. It is a weird feeling, kinda slippery, but not bad and the water will bead up on your skin, even tho you cant see anything there.

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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: Oily feel to water

    Remember to turn off the SWG for the OCLT.
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    Re: Oily feel to water

    Will do. Pouring down rain here now, will mess up my readings for sure. Might have to wait til Saturday night.

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