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Thread: Dishwashing liquid / dish soap. Squirt line across pool. Debris clusters at edges.

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    Dishwashing liquid / dish soap. Squirt line across pool. Debris clusters at edges.

    Has anyone tried squirting a line of dishwashing liquid / dish soap across a pool?

    I heard the debris will cluster at the edges.

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    Re: Dishwashing liquid / dish soap. Squirt line across pool. Debris clusters at edges

    There is some effect like you are describing when certain chemicals form a layer on the water's surface. However, you shouldn't put soap in the pool. Even if you have a chemical that wouldn't be a problem, the effect is temporary and not worthwhile.

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    Re: Dishwashing liquid / dish soap. Squirt line across pool. Debris clusters at edges

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    the effect is temporary and not worthwhile.
    Yes it is temporary, but will it help a person to remove floating debris?

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    Re: Dishwashing liquid / dish soap. Squirt line across pool. Debris clusters at edges

    If it's a round pool, get a whirlpool going and everything will end up in the middle where you can bag it with a leaf rake or skimmer.



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    Re: Dishwashing liquid / dish soap. Squirt line across pool. Debris clusters at edges

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    And if what you're after is an oily sheen, try a scumball.
    No, not an oily sheen.

    I heard that because the debris supposedly clusters at the edges, time spent using a leaf rake or skimmer will be less.

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    Re: Dishwashing liquid / dish soap. Squirt line across pool. Debris clusters at edges

    In my opinion, it's not worthwhile.

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    Re: Dishwashing liquid / dish soap. Squirt line across pool. Debris clusters at edges

    My skimmers work, so there is nothing collecting in my pool. Maybe if your pump was shot, you were waiting for a new one, you just mowed and blew grass all over your pool; then that may be a time to pull out the soap. It breaks the water tension causing everything to fall back from where it was put in. Then you could skim just around the edges. Under normal circumstances it's unnecessary.


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