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    Alien Blobs in my pool!!!

    Can someone please tell me what this slimy stuff is? They started out like little pea size blobs attached to sides of pool. Now I have this slimy stuff around all my outlets. Here's a pic of what I peeled from my skimmer.
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    Re: Alien Blobs in my pool!!!

    Mold of some type almost surely. You desperately need chlorine in your pool and very probably lots of it.

    If you can post test results, it will help us assist what you need to do. Be prepared to use more chlorine than you ever considered before......but don't do it until you give us some more info with test results.
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    Re: Alien Blobs in my pool!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by love2weed
    Can someone please tell me what this slimy stuff is? They started out like little pea size blobs attached to sides of pool. Now I have this slimy stuff around all my outlets.
    If this is actually growing your sanitizer isn't killing it!

    What are you using for sanitizing your water, and what are your chemical levels?

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    Re: Alien Blobs in my pool!!!

    Agree with duraleigh. I see shocking and lots of brushing in your future.
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    Re: Alien Blobs in my pool!!!

    ohhhh thats nasty ... I think they found Jimmy Hoffa

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    Re: Alien Blobs in my pool!!!

    Nobody added any of that Baquastuff to your pool, have they? Or anything else that has a catchy name but no list of ingredients on the container?
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