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    on no, foam covered water!

    I put 6 bottles of bleach in my pool last night and woke up to foam on top of entire surface of pool water. What did i do wrong and how can i fix it?

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    Re: on no, foam covered water!

    Hi, it should be ok but I have a couple of questions. Did you use plain, unscented bleach? Do you have a very green pool? Either of those can cause foaming.
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    Re: on no, foam covered water!

    Quote Originally Posted by zea3
    Hi, it should be ok but I have a couple of questions. Did you use plain, unscented bleach? Do you have a very green pool? Either of those can cause foaming.
    Actually my pool was very clear, just the start of algae which i why i shocked with bleach. The chlorox was unscented (i believe) but i also put Waimarts no name brand because they didn't have enough Chlorox

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    Re: on no, foam covered water!

    Have you used algaecide or any other chemicals lately? 6 Bottles is alot of bleach! How high is your CYA? Also please edit your signature to include information about the pool such as pool type (above ground or in ground), surface (vinyl, plaster, or fiberglass), size in gallons, pump brand and horsepower, filter type (sand, DE, or cartridge), filter brand and size, and any water features, cleaning systems, and if there is a spa (attached or detatched).
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    Re: on no, foam covered water!

    Quote Originally Posted by zea3
    Have you used algaecide or any other chemicals lately?

    no never use algaecide.i do have trichlor pucks in the chlorinator.

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    Re: on no, foam covered water!

    Quote Originally Posted by zea3
    Have you used algaecide or any other chemicals lately? 6 Bottles is alot of bleach! How high is your CYA? Also please edit your signature to include information about the pool such as pool type (above ground or in ground), surface (vinyl, plaster, or fiberglass), size in gallons, pump brand and horsepower, filter type (sand, DE, or cartridge), filter brand and size, and any water features, cleaning systems, and if there is a spa (attached or detatched).
    my CYA is 40, i put 6 bottles in and the FC went from 4ish to 18 , i think shock level should be 20

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    Re: on no, foam covered water!

    How big were those bottles? How many ounces in total did you add?
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    Re: on no, foam covered water!

    Foaming is most usually the result of adding something to the pool....usually something that it didn't need with cheap algaecide being the most common.

    Regardless of the cause, the solution is the same....more chlorine. I would suggest elevating FC levels to twice normal, run the pump 24/7 and it should clear in a day or so.
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    Re: on no, foam covered water!

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Foaming is most usually the result of adding something to the pool....usually something that it didn't need with cheap algaecide being the most common.

    Regardless of the cause, the solution is the same....more chlorine. I would suggest elevating FC levels to twice normal, run the pump 24/7 and it should clear in a day or so.
    The surn burned it off, the pool was chrystal clear by 2 pm

    Thanks for the responses.

    BTW, next time i use bleach i will pour directly into skimmer rather then btoadcasting over pool.

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    Re: on no, foam covered water!

    BTW, next time i use bleach i will pour directly into skimmer rather then btoadcasting over pool.
    Done slowly, that's ok. An even safer method is to pour it directly in front of a return - pump running.
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    Re: on no, foam covered water!

    Are you sure you did not accidentally get "outdoor bleach" which contains detergent like agents as well as bleach?
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    Re: on no, foam covered water!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hunt
    BTW, next time i use bleach i will pour directly into skimmer rather then btoadcasting over pool.
    Do you ruin a lot of clothes? Because I would have bleach spots all over me if I did that!!!
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