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Thread: What do you guys use to aid in breakdown of suntan lotion and other chemcials?

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    What do you guys use to aid in breakdown of suntan lotion and other chemcials?

    I know there are items in the stores that you can buy to help breakdown all the oils in lotions that swimmers bring into your pool. Do you guys have any recommendations?
    My buddy that has owned a pool all of his life swears by Pool Perfect by Natural Chemistry.
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    Re: What do you guys use to aid in breakdown of suntan lotion and other chemcials?

    Chlorine maintained at the proper levels does just fine. Assuming a normal 30-50 CYA level, I would recommend raising the FC a few ppm above normal before a heavy bather load. It wouldn't hurt to raise it some afterwards either. It all depends on the CYA level though.
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    What do you guys use to aid in breakdown of suntan lotion and other chemcials?

    You could ask the people that lather up with the lotion to wait for 20 mins before they jump in. That way some of it will be absorbed in.
    There is also a product called a Scum Ball. You put it in the skimmer and it absorbs oils and things like that. Poo store has them and they get fairly good reviews from people on the forum.
    I don't have any experience with the pool perfect. 😎
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    Re: What do you guys use to aid in breakdown of suntan lotion and other chemcials?

    Pool Perfect seems to work. I know additional chlorine will work, too, and you don't have to make a trip to the store to buy it!!
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    Re: What do you guys use to aid in breakdown of suntan lotion and other chemcials?

    I've heard that a tennis ball in the skimmer also works.
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    Re: What do you guys use to aid in breakdown of suntan lotion and other chemcials?

    Quote Originally Posted by JesseWV View Post
    I've heard that a tennis ball in the skimmer also works.
    Forgot about that. I've heard that also. 😎
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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