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Thread: Oil/ foam on top of pool

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    Jul 2014
    clifton park Ny

    Oil/ foam on top of pool

    During this summer every time I put chlorine amd algecid into the pool this foamy oil stuff comes up, the green pool is the foam about 5 hours before the picture with a blue pool, I would like to know what this is and how to prevent it in years past

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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Oil/ foam on top of pool


    That foam is probably the algaecide reacting with the chlorine.

    If you follow our methods and maintain adequate FC for your CYA level all the time, you'll never need algaecide. I've never put a drop in my pool and I haven't had an algae bloom in over four years continuously open. If you want to use algaecide as insurance, stop buying the cheap stuff and spend the bucks on Polyquat 60.

    Have you been to Pool School yet?
    Start with Getting Started, especially the first two posts.
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    SW PA

    Re: Oil/ foam on top of pool

    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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