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    HamburgerChef's Avatar
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    Red scum

    I filled my new pool from the well and after adding chlorine lots of red stuff accumulated on the bottom of the pool. Today I vacuumed it all up. After I was done I found red scum on all the white surfaces in the skimmer. I rubbed it with my hands and it was almost greasy. It just kind of smeared around but wouldn't come off.

    What is it and how can I clean it off before it stains?
    13,500gal AGP Matrix 24'
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    Re: Red scum

    I'm not sure what it is but most definately came from your water source.

    I've heard of people using scum balls that go in the skimmers and catch grime or maybe you can try rubbing a magic eraser of it to see if it comes off. I bet it will.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Red scum

    Wife has one in the drawer. I will try it tomorrow and report back.
    13,500gal AGP Matrix 24'
    Pentair Sanddollar SD-80 75GPM filter, Pentair Dynamo 1HP 2 speed pump
    Polaris 65 pool cleaner
    (20'x30" solar heater to be installed)

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    Re: Red scum

    Works like magic! Skimmer and ladder look like new again. Thanks for the tip!
    13,500gal AGP Matrix 24'
    Pentair Sanddollar SD-80 75GPM filter, Pentair Dynamo 1HP 2 speed pump
    Polaris 65 pool cleaner
    (20'x30" solar heater to be installed)

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    Re: Red scum

    Those commie pinkos!
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