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Adding Soda Ash can help eleminate foam....acid build up causes it
Try any of the commercial products on the market, normally called Foam Down, or Defoamer etc. They work well, but may not create a permanent fix.
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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".. Answer . 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.. Answer . 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.. Answer . Make sure you tighten your hose connections. If your hoses are not tight air may slip in and create a foamy pool.. Answer . 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.. ==Answer=. I had this problem with my inground pool. I purchased these things called "ScumBall" you can see the picture of them at http://www.intheswim.comimagescat_imageA2297.jpg they cured the problem pretty quickly, and cost around $10 for two. Answer:: 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!
1. Vacuum the pool (to waste if you can) 2. Scrub the sides down with a pool brush (using a pool pole, don't get in the water) 2. Clean the filter. 3. Add algaecide. 4. An ho…ur later, add shock. 5. Filter continuously (24 hrs/day) for 3 days while making sure that chlorine level remains > 3 ppm. 6. Repeat steps 1-5 until water is clear. Depending on how bad the algae is, it may take up to two weeks to clear up. ...
Answer Cloudy water is NOT NECESSARILY algae growth. Cloudy water can be caused by LOTs of things.Algae, poor filtering, bad circulation, a dirty filter, poor water balance
A popular product, especially where water is hard and contains Iron, is something called ferritabs. They were produced previously by Hydrology Laboratories, a division of Aqua… Clear Industries, in packages of 10 per box, and designed for sand filters or de filters. See the photo of the old tabs and packaging, this for de type filters. A regional supplier has purchased the rights to produce Ferri Iron Tabs so once again they are available. Ferri-Iron Tabs are water treatment tablets that help eliminate the discoloration caused by iron and manganese. They have been formulated for use in all filters EXCEPT diatomaceous earth filters. These double-action tablets have been formulated to help decolorize water that has been colored by IRON or MANGANESE. These discoloring insoluble materials are removed from the water by charge neutralization and flocculation. This non-toxic formulation is completely soluble in water and contains no caustic or corrosive chemicals, diatomaceous earth, alum or any chemicals that will alter the pH or chlorine level of the water. Directions: Make sure pool water has a pH of 7.2-7.6, and contains a measurable amount of chlorine by adjusting with chemicals as necessary. Chlorine will not effect the Ferri-Iron Tab action on Iron or Manganese. Make sure the pool filter is in good operating condition and has been turned on. Drop 1 tablet for each 3000 gallons of pool water into the skimmer basket. In large pools that have multiple skimmers distribute the tablets. For best results, add the required tablets over a period of a few hours. Keep the filter operating. In order to permanently improve the water quality, the filter must be thoroughly back-washed within 18-24 hours after treatment. In pools that have severe problems, repeat dosage and back-wash procedures after 24-48 hours. In order to prevent a recurrence, when adding make up water and 1 tablet for each 3000 gallons or less of fresh water.
There are several reasons why a pool can be cloudy. There may not be enough free chlorine in the water. The filter system may not be running enough to properly clean… the water. There may be too much calcium in the water. The Ph may be too high. The filter system may be compromised.
ANSWER: Keeping your pool clean and clear is all a matter of balance. Just enough sanitizer, enough water movement, the right pH and temperature, and regular brushing and vacu…uming. The two most important things to consider are sanitizer and water movement. Stagnant water breeds bacteria and other micro-organisms, which is fine if you are a pond, but not so desirable if you happen to be a swimming pool. Humans also introduce bacteria into the pool, as well as oils Use a sanitizer to kill the bacteria and help control algae growth. The most common sanitizers are chlorine and bromine based compounds. · Ideally, your pump should run for about 10 hrs a day. If all else fails, a coagulating agent, usually a polymer, can be used.
You may have a high metal content in the water you are using to fill the pool. Check the metal content of the water.
The safety of a person swimming in foamy pool water is related to the reason the water is foamy. Chemicals in the pool may not be safe when treating for a time period afte…r added to the water. It is best to ask a person who manages the pool, identify why foam is present, and read all chemical warnings.
It depends on what is causing the water to cloud. You can take a water sample in to your local pool dealer and have them test it and tell you what chemicals you need to …add to clear it up.
Ad an algaecide
If your pool water is clear and there is no algae on the bottom I would suggest testing the pool water for metals. Sometimes the prescence of copper will give your pool a gree…nish aqua color. Another tell tale sign is if you shock your pool and it instantly turns a shade of lime green usually signals a metal issue. Copper can come from your heater (heat exchanger) so it would behoove you to make sure you keep your pool balanced especially PH and Alkaline levels as very low levels will eat copper heat exchanges causes them to shed the metal into the pool and leak. Other metals give off colors as well, such as iron-brownish red, manganese-pink, red, black or brownish black and cobalt red, blue, gray or black. Well Water, and a load of leaves that decayed all winter in the bottom of the pool are other causes of metals. Hope this helps. www.prospectpoolsllc.com/blog or www.prospectpoolsllc.com Or, if the water is clear and there is no algae on the bottom, an algae bloom is in the beginning stages. If you don't treat it soon, it will be considerably darker green the next day. Shock your pool with perhaps a heavier dosage than normal. Leave the pump on 24/7 until blue color has returned. Then backwash the filter, or if cartridge filter, remove the cartridges and clean thoroughly. For any pool-related questions, feel free to contact me at anjeli-klean.com
A filter. Or you could take the leaves and stuff out. It might just be the reflection from the trees. If you think its really bad, you should drain the pool, wash the inside, …then fill it with clean water. I say add algecide after scrubbing sides and bottom of pool while pump running after that get all levels of pool to normal if still green repeat algecide 48 hours later and vacuum.
A general answer for a very general question: shock, brush, vacuum, and algaecide.
Keep the chlorine level consistently above 2 PPM and maintain the PH at 7.2. Keep your filter on constantly and back wash it as necessary until the water is clear. After that… always make sure that the chlorine is at least 1 PPM and always check the pH to make sure it is around 7.2. You can run the filter for around 2-3 hours every 8 hours and that should keep your pool clean. Hatawa
Yes it does just like a chlorine pool.