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    Bubbles After Splashing

    Something has started happening (or at least increased). Whenever someone splashes in my pool, bubbles rise to the top of the water and fizz for a couple of seconds. It's like my water is carbonated. When I'm under the water level, and I splash my hand in, I can see many small bubbles rising to the top.

    What is causing those? I think I've read on here before that they are good. In the past I have not had those, or at least as many.
    Bobby (my pool)
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    Re: Bubbles After Splashing

    Is your pool filled with beer? Mine sort of does that too, we get bubbles on the sides... Not sure why...
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    Re: Bubbles After Splashing

    Mine does not form on the sides, only in the areas where we splash. It will do that when the pump is off, also.
    Bobby (my pool)
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    Flotec pump/Aquatech MYB100 single cartridge filter - runs 6 hours/day in evening during summer

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    Re: Bubbles After Splashing

    Bubble formation is related to the amount of soap-like substances in the water and is inhibited by water hardness (calcium and magnesium).
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    Re: Bubbles After Splashing

    Quote Originally Posted by chem geek View Post
    Bubble formation is related to the amount of soap-like substances in the water and is inhibited by water hardness (calcium and magnesium).
    Before a recent drain/fill of over 2/3 of my water, nothing you could do would make bubbles...the pool had CH around 700. My dad even commented how it "doesn't foam" like the pool we had as a kid. With new water our level is around 325 and we have the bubbles again. Kids like bubbles so I'm glad they're back. =p
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    Re: Bubbles After Splashing

    Well, my water hardness is on the low side... But I haven't put any soap-like substances in. I don't use any algaecides, all I put in are chlorine tablets and liquid chlorine.

    Are there any other possible causes? Do you interpret this as a good, bad, or doesn't matter type of thing? It literally sounds like someone has opened a bottle of soda every time someone splashes.
    Bobby (my pool)
    18,000 gallon in ground/white plaster
    Flotec pump/Aquatech MYB100 single cartridge filter - runs 6 hours/day in evening during summer

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