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    Orange film on skimmer door and the return below

    any idea what this could be? It was not there yesterday. I am in the process of shocking the pool and I also got 3" of water in there as well last night. related?

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    Re: Orange film on skimmer door and the return below

    Got a picture? How orange? Could it be rust?
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    Re: Orange film on skimmer door and the return below

    Quote Originally Posted by frogabog
    Got a picture? How orange? Could it be rust?
    I don't think it's rust. Comes of with my hand. Brownish orange.

    Don't know of you can tell from this pic
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    Pentair 100sqft Cartridge Filter, 6 Pool returns, Skimmer and 2 Anti-Vortex Main Drains
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    Re: Orange film on skimmer door and the return below

    Spray some chlorine on it and wipe it off......How much FC do you have in your pool?
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    Re: Orange film on skimmer door and the return below

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Spray some chlorine on it and wipe it off......How much FC do you have in your pool?
    FC 21 right now from socking up to 24 last night.
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    Re: Orange film on skimmer door and the return below

    Oops! I overlooked that you were already shocking.....sorry.

    That's quite puzzling but I doubt it's anything that was in your pool but rather something the rain deposited.
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