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    Ring around the pool?

    I am not sure if this is normal but my pool is developing a ring at the water line. Like a film. Its in the skimmer too. Kinda feels sticky/greasy. My water tests are normal and I have had people wearing sunscreen on in the pool. When I get in I don't wear sunscreen and when I get out I feel sticky. Any ideas as to what this is? It has been coming on gradually but last night it was the most noticeable.

    I am going to run a new set of water tests in just a few minutes and post them here just in case they are needed.
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    Re: Ring around the pool?

    Sunscreen. Moisturizing lotion. Just go look around the bathroom and on her dresser top, you'll find plenty of suspects.

    Wipe it off with a "Magic Eraser", usually in the aisle with the bathroom cleaners. After the grocery store, stop at the pool store and buy a scumball. Or whatever they're selling. It's a piece of foam that floats around (mine usually ends up in the skimmer area) and absorbs oils. It will probably be in a box on the counter.
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    Re: Ring around the pool?

    Oooh nice! I didn't know they made something like that. Going to get that tomorrow while the wife is at work.

    Looks like I need chlorine again.

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    How often do you test for CYA? Is once a month ok? I went through the reagant pretty fast.
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    Re: Ring around the pool?

    Yeah, about that. I drain down my pool to water the lawns and lose some excess CH, so I need to stay on top of it.

    The TF100 comes with an 8 oz bottle of reagent, so I'm good for the whole season.
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    Re: Ring around the pool?

    Just added enough bleach to get to 9 ppm by mistake. people talking to me and I am just dumping in bleach like an idiot. Is it safe to swim at 9 ppm?

    These were my readings so I added bleach.

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    Re: Ring around the pool?

    Yes. 9 is below shock level for 40
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    Re: Ring around the pool?

    Yes, I just found that field on pool calculator. I see my shock level is 15.
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    Re: Ring around the pool?

    Also,a little bleach&water on a rag will take care of the scum..
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    Re: Ring around the pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
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    After the grocery store, stop at the pool store and buy a scumball. Or whatever they're selling. It will probably be in a box on the counter.
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