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    Soapy surface

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    I need to know what is going on with my pool. I have a SWG/fiberglass pool and my numbers are Fc-3, Cc-1.5, Ph -7.5, TA-170, CYA-80, CH-320. I know my TA needs to come down and I plan on adding acid and aerating. The pictures below show the bubbles/soapiness that I continue to have during normal operation. What do I need to do?

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    Re: Soapy surface

    Welcome to TFP!

    Have you used any algaecides in the pool lately? Some are prone to causing foam in the water.

    Regardless of the source, raising your chlorine level and increasing your pump run time will probably take care of it. The higher you take the chlorine, the faster it will clear it, though that might mess with weekend swimming plans.
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    Re: Soapy surface

    Welcome!

    Foam is usually caused by algaecides. It will go away if you keep the FC a little above normal. Another common cause is the use of "splashless" bleach. It will also pass with time and FC.

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    Re: Soapy surface

    I need to know what is going on with my pool. I have a SWG/fiberglass pool and my numbers are Fc-3, Cc-1.5, Ph -7.5, TA-170, CYA-80, CH-320. I know my TA needs to come down and I plan on adding acid and aerating. The pictures below show the bubbles/soapiness that I continue to have during normal operation. What do I need to do?
    With CC of 1.5, you should follow the SLAM process. Here: http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...tain-shockingl

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    Re: Soapy surface

    No algaecides or splashless bleach was used. I'll keep the Fc at a higher level and see if it helps. Thanks!

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