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    White water mold

    I bought my way into a pool last summer and started out using the TFP method and had a pretty good summer. I closed the pool myself at the end of last season and I think I did everything I was supposed to. It's a warm day here and I decided that I would have a look at the water so I pulled back my winter cover at the corner and found a bunch of "tissue paper" floating around and in the skimmer. I researched it and it appears that it's white water mold. I run a chlorine system and apparently it's rare to get this type of mold with the chlorine system.

    I havent opened the pool yet, and don't plan to for at least another two weeks. Is there something I can do now to help? Can I get rid of this with a SLAM after I open the pool? Should I test a sample of water now? The water was in great shape when I closed.
    16x32, IG, vinyl, 23,500 gallons with Hayward S-244T sand filter,
    1.65 HP VS Pump, using TF-100 test kit

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    Re: White water mold

    Yep, you need to SLAM it, and that will take care of it. It just grew because of no, or too little Free Chlorine, and that's what you need plenty of to kill it. No worries...it will, and it won't come back if you keep the proper balance for FC/Cya.
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    Re: White water mold

    Thanks for the response! I'll just be ready to jump on a SLAM as soon as I open.
    16x32, IG, vinyl, 23,500 gallons with Hayward S-244T sand filter,
    1.65 HP VS Pump, using TF-100 test kit

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