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    "Chalky" feel on skin when in water - what causes that?

    I can only best describe the feeling like 'chalky' when I'm in the pool ... I don't smell chlorine when getting out. My FC is bouncing around 5.0-6.0 and my CYA is constant at around 60. I added 182 oz bleach after that test. Is this where the BORATES discussion comes in?

    What causes that chalkiness feel? Another reason we're seriously considering jumping to a SWG system next year.
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    Re: "Chalky" feel on skin when in water - what causes that?

    What are your test results?
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    Re: "Chalky" feel on skin when in water - what causes that?

    FC= 5.0
    CC = 0.0
    PH=7.6 (aprox. - from Blue test)
    TA = 110
    CYA = 60 (still - never changes, but I also have not dumped 1/3 of the water)
    CH = 280 (down from 300)
    Temp = 90

    Thanks
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    Re: "Chalky" feel on skin when in water - what causes that?

    Well, I'm stumped.
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    Re: "Chalky" feel on skin when in water - what causes that?

    what might you had suspecting ?? thanks
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    Re: "Chalky" feel on skin when in water - what causes that?

    Quote Originally Posted by cody21
    what might you had suspecting ?? thanks
    I was expecting pH to be way high. And TA, too. Which would leach skin oil out of your skim making it feel dry. Like you'd get on your hands after washing the car or cleaning a sink with ajax.
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    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: "Chalky" feel on skin when in water - what causes that?

    Did you ever find a solution or answer to this? I have a similar feel, its almost a rough feel even when in the water.

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