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    FOAM !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I recently opened my inground vinyl 25,000 gallon pool. It was pretty green. I mistakenly added to much (triple) algeside and now have a foam problem. It is only visable when I turn on the water slide. The splashing from the slide is making a foamy mess. What can I do to rid my pool of this miserable foam?? THANKS
    25,000 gallon....36x18....inground vinyl....hayward 1 1/2 h.p. pump.....pentair de filter

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    Re: FOAM !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It will subside if you simply wait it out. Use chlorine to prevent algae instead of the algaecide and it will save you money as well as eliminate foam.....lots of other advantages, too.
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    Re: FOAM !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ditto, skip the algaecide in the future. Should take a couple of days or so for it to dissapear.
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    Re: FOAM !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THANKS GUYS................YOUR THE BEST !!!
    25,000 gallon....36x18....inground vinyl....hayward 1 1/2 h.p. pump.....pentair de filter

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    Re: FOAM !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You guys are CORRECT it's getting better over time. I only have this foam problem when my waterfall is on. My question now is will this foam problem clear faster by leaving the waterfall on (FOAMY AND UGLY) or am I better off turning it off and just filtering normally (NO FOAM AND CLEAR)? Does airation help? THANKS
    25,000 gallon....36x18....inground vinyl....hayward 1 1/2 h.p. pump.....pentair de filter

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    Re: FOAM !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The goal is to get chlorine in contact with the foaming agent. If there is foam, chlorine can't reach the foaming agent contained in the walls of the bubbles. So it is better if there isn't any foam.
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