we got this such sick substance in the chlorinator, which is made of ABS as are the unions on it,the pool pipe is PVC. Our PH and ICA levels were about normal when we started to test the tablets, although we didn't test the pool water then.
The sticky substance sample was taken after the first 12 tablets had dissolved.
We did not use any cal hypo in the pool then or when the second 12 tablets were dissolving.
We further understand that the use of boric acid when sprayed onto the moulds, as opposed to being mixed in with the trichlor, is unlikely to cause the problem, as in small quantities it is soluble in pool water.
However, if stearates (we understand that these are a mixture of stearic, palmitic and oleic acids which are derived from animal and vegetable fats) are used in trichlor tablets then, as they are not soluble in water, will they cause the gummy substance in the chlorinator?
Another possibility,Abs is a poor product use with pools and spas as it has a tendency to breakdown over a short period of time,May they have reacted with the abs and melted down the inner shield of abs?
ANY Suggestions ?