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    White film

    We have just filled our outdoor pool and this year there is a white film on the top. Not foam but a chalky white film, which when stirred up clings together. I put my hand in and came out with a white chalky ring around my arm. What is it? And how do I get rid of it?

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    Richard320's Avatar
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    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: White film

    Pollen, maybe?

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    Re: White film

    Thanks for the reply. Someone else said pollen. That is yellow here,but the film is white.
    Could it be a miss match with the chemicals?

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    Re: White film

    Could it be a miss match with the chemicals?
    Probably not. More likely airborne. Got a pic? That might help. The skimmers should have it removed by now, anyway, if it's floating.
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