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    suds on water surface when splashing

    I was preparing my pool for opening and added a cheap algeacide from Walmart (won't do this again). I only added the amount recommended on the bottle (12 oz). My water is crystal clear and all the chemistry numbers are good except CYA which I still need to raise. However, after adding the algeacide small suds appear on the water surface when it is splashed (we have a water feature). I have seen in other posts that the cheap algeacide is most likely the culprit and there is basically nothing you can do but wait for it to go away. My question is, is it safe to swim in now or should we wait for the suds issue to go away?

    30K Gallon Gunite Pool
    TC 3.0
    PH 7.6
    TA 120
    CH 400
    CYA < 20 (need to raise this)


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    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: suds on water surface when splashing

    Welcome to tfp, jimdandy

    As long as your water is properly sanitized and you can see underwater swimmers, you should be fine. Eventually the chlorine should take care of the suds.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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