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    Soaking up tanning oil!!

    My wife and friends put tanning oil on when laying out in my pool. The problem is that it is causing my sand filter to clog up thus causing the pool to appear cloudy and slow the pump flow until i backwash. I am having to backwash every 2 days. I read that i could add a few tennis balls to the pool and let them float around. Any tips or suggestions?..
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    Re: Soaking up tanning oil!!

    Tell them to stop .....

    Tennis balls may help or try the scumballs: http://www.amazon.com/Scum-Ball-Pool-Wa ... B001HDIBKU

    Backwashing may not be removing all the oil/goo that might be accumulating in the filter.
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    Re: Soaking up tanning oil!!

    Elavating your FC level to twice what is suggested may help quite a bit. It is perfectly fine to swim at those levels.
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    Re: Soaking up tanning oil!!

    -I doubt i would win the battle by making them stop putting tanning lotion on. Doesn't seem reasonable.. I am looking into those skum balls.
    -Every other day or so I go pour some bleach in the pool to help out.
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    Re: Soaking up tanning oil!!

    I had the same question regarding the tennis balls. Was directed to the scumballs and they seem to work.
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    Re: Soaking up tanning oil!!

    Every other day or so I go pour some bleach in the pool to help out.
    Perhaps if you just kept your FC high by careful measuring and dosing, the issue would go away. By far, that's the best fix, if it works.
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    Re: Soaking up tanning oil!!

    I went and picked up one of those aqua ez pool cleaning balls from lowes. Hopefully this helps some. I probably need a few of them...
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    Re: Soaking up tanning oil!!

    Buy a speedo or man thong, come out when they are there and start lathering on oil with them....maybe partake in some physical labor around the pool.
    Now, assuming your an average looking guy and said women won't actually appreciate this, make a deal with her that you'll stop if they stop, if not than have a liberating summer in the banana hammock.
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    Re: Soaking up tanning oil!!

    Jason, TFP Moderator
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    Re: Soaking up tanning oil!!

    Lol I'll let y'all know how that goes.
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    Re: Soaking up tanning oil!!

    I hope your skin loves the sun if you do go that route! I burn, peel and then burn again! My husband on the other hand... he gets dark sitting in the shade!
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    Re: Soaking up tanning oil!!

    Backwashing every two days is too often; it sounds like there's something else going on besides just tanning oil. Can you give us a full set of test results?
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    Re: Soaking up tanning oil!!

    Ask them to let it dry before they enter the pool or get a bunch of scum balls. I have read that tennis balls do help.
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