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    liner is slippery

    we have a 18 ft above ground pool liner is slippery
    scrubbed weekly
    tested weekyl by are local pool store (by the way will not try and sell you anythig if the water tests ok)
    and so far no stuff bought
    how do i get rid of this

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    techguy's Avatar
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    Re: liner is slippery

    What are you using to chlorinate? First guess would be a very fine coat of algae. Go to the pool school link above and read about shocking the pool.
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    Re: liner is slippery

    Sounds like the start of something bad ,you should shock, here we use the BBB method, so some bleach would be in order and more brushing. Please tell us if you do any testing of your own, filter type, what your using for chlorine now, size of the pool in gallons. The rest of the folks are going to chime in and want to know all your pools store numbers and then tell you to start doing your reading in pool school and also to get your own kit. I prefer the TF100 linked to here, I have a half dozen friends using it now and they love it.

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    Re: liner is slippery

    Yeah, a slippery liner is almost always indicative of an algae flare-up and the correct cure is to shock the pool. Like has already been posted, read "The ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry" up in Pool School then, read "How to Shock Your Pool".
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    Re: liner is slippery

    use clorine in ont bleach is more expensive
    have kept it at shock level for a week
    it scrubbed it daily and still slippery
    can't post numbers as i do not have a test kit just use strips
    pool store is saying water is great except the high clorine

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    Re: liner is slippery

    Without current test results we can't tell you if have raised the FC high enough to complete the shock process. Ask the pool store for a print out of the test results or write them down. We need results for FC, CC, TA, pH, CYA, and CH.
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    Re: liner is slippery

    One more question, is the liner new? Like others have said usually it is a sign of bio-film from algae trying to grow, but I have also seen liners be slippery sometimes if they are new.
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    Re: liner is slippery

    Get a proper test kit, read pool school, buy bleach.
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