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    Light Soap Bubbles Every time Surface is Broken

    Hi All,

    I have a very very small amount of what looks like soap or foam bubbles when anyone jumps in or water from the return lines breaks the surface of the pool. They disperse quickly and the pool chemistry is good. Any thoughts?IMG_1409.jpg

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    Robert
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    Re: Light Soap Bubbles Every time Surface is Broken

    Got any test results? I think I've read low CH can cause foaming. May not be related. Have you used any magic potions that could cause it? Maybe just sunscreen or something.


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    Re: Light Soap Bubbles Every time Surface is Broken

    Quote Originally Posted by RSAnative
    ...the pool chemistry is good.
    A full suite of test results would confirm that.

    Other possibilities for the foaming...Air in the return lines, use of bleach with "thickeners" or labeled as "Easy Pour".
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    Re: Light Soap Bubbles Every time Surface is Broken

    Have you put any algaecide in your pool? It can also be caused by air in your lines.
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    Re: Light Soap Bubbles Every time Surface is Broken

    Easy pour bleach?

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    Re: Light Soap Bubbles Every time Surface is Broken

    Quote Originally Posted by ewkearns
    Easy pour bleach?
    Yes, some bleach that contains added thickeners is labeled as "easy-pour". WalMart's Great Value brand uses that labeling, Clorox uses "splashless". These contain thickeners that can cause foaming in pool water. This is why we recommend plain, unscented liquid bleach without any thickeners.
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