What causes the foamy scum on pool water ? – Home & Garden

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TANNING OILS, BODY OILS, SUNBLOCK, SOAPS AND HAIR CONDITIONERS, WAS THE ANSWER I GOT FROM THE POOL SUPPLY PLACE THAT I USE. SEEMS THE SOAPS BREAK DOWN THE OILS ENOUGH SO THAT THEY PASS THROUGH THE FILTER AND THEY FILM UP ON THE SURFACE. IF YOU NOTICE THIS BUILD-UP IN AREAS OF YOUR POOL WHERE THE WATER MOVEMENT IS POOR THEN I’D RECOMEND TELLING EVERYONE TO RINSE OFF THOUROUGHLY BEFORE HOPPING INTO THE POOL “DIRTY”.

We have just run into this problem as we were opening our pool. We accidentally put too much Algaecide in our pool. I know know from other sites that too much Algaecide will cause a pool to foam up.

On the down side, I am still looking for an answer on how to clear it up.

 


It only goes to show as above . . . . . READ THE LABEL ON THE PRODUCT YOU ARE USING.

After all this time no one has suggested running the filter longer!

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  1. Always smiling
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    February 25, 2018 at 5:05 pm

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    Well I have recently encountered this problem and was advised that it may be related to low PH level and that the water may be too soft and actually require rasing the hardness of the water.

    I don’t thnk that soaps and tanning oils etc..would be the cause partucularly since in this problem the foaming occurs on the opening of the pool not in the middle or end of season.

    I have heard however that algaecides used in a previous season can actually contribute to foaming as well. I realize that once again this does not provide a solution but only a relative probable cause.

    Make sure you tighten your hose connections. If your hoses are not tight air may slip in and create a foamy pool.

    Foaming is caused by too much algicide. I put a full bottle in at the opening of my 28,000 gal. inground pool and found out I was only suppose to put 10 oz. There is no way to neutralize this you just have to wait for it to disipate.

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