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What causes white foam on the surface of a swimming pool?
White Foam Answer I have found that the use of so-called waterproof sunblock lotions cause a white sludgy foamy texture on the surface of my pool. I was using 45 SPF No-Ad WaterProof Lotion and it came right off - even after applying 45 minutes before. I switched to Banana Boat 35 SPF waterproof and sweat-proof and the white stuff disappeared. That could be one solution. Good luck. And possibly overuse of a certain type of algaecide.
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When I turn on my salt generator in my swimming pool it looks like a cloud shooting out of the returns foam is then on top of the pool if the generator is not on the foam clears why?
Foamy water can sometimes be an indication of too high pH !. Remember to check both the pH AND the Total Alkalinity. It may also be that scale has built up on your generator… cell. Turn off the system, remove the cell by undoing the Unions at each end, and clean the cell according to manufacturers instructions. Check the salt level also. If too high, lower the water level and add fresh water to reduce the salt %. Good Luck Greg M Simmons C.P.O. email@example.com
Yes, it can, especially if the pool is cool and you are on diuretics already. If this is the case, make sure you drink water at least once every half an hour when swimming, to… avoid dehydration. Also, keep in mind that immersion in water does not replace the need to drink water!
A beach ball full of air can be compared to aballoon full of helium. The overall weight of the beach ball with the air in it is less then that of the water. Water is able to m…ove to one side so if you submerge the beach ball and let go of it the the water will move aside and under it because it is heavier. A balloon full of helium will do the same in air until it is lighter then the air underneath, but heavier then that above it.
Yes, there is an outdoor pool. The indoor pool is still intact, however, it is no longer used. The room was converted to the press room. Yes, there is an outdoor po…ol. The indoor pool is still intact, however, it is no longer used. The room was converted to the press room.
No, but it could cause similar appearing skin irritations.
Yes there is Its in the press briefing room
There are 2 pools in the white house
Yes it does
To remove foam from a pool, purchase a defoamer from a pool supply company. It is helpful to know the size of your pool in gallons in order to determine the proper dose. Then,… follow the directions on the packaging of defoamer. In the case of foam from vandalism (such as intentionally pouring laundry or dish soap in a pool, spa or fountain) multiple doses may be needed. In the case of a spa, it may be simpler to drain and fill the spa than to treat the foam. To prevent foam in pools, do not use soaps for pool cleaning (tile, decking, etc.) and ask bathers to shower prior to entering the pool to remove soaps and oils from the skin.
Yes, if there is a lot of it floating on the surface. Take a look at a ditch or shallow pond anytime from midsummer to fall; sometimes the entire surface will be covered with… a green slimy layer of algae up to an inch thick.
There is air in your water supply. It shows as bubbles in the faucet and possibly sometimes makes hammering noises.
Saltwater Pools and Itching Community pools are notorious for spreading various diseases -- and skin infections are among them. Although saltwater pools can dry out your …skin (the same way that chlorine pools do), the "severe itching" that you note is indicative of a more serious problem. Ringworm, athlete's foot and yeast infections all begin with itching that becomes more and more severe. Your best bet would be to go to the doctor and get an accurate diagnosis and a prescription ointment before the rash begins to really blossom. Yes, salt water could cause itching. I disagree with the other party that pools are dangerous to swim in. We service approximately 3,000 commercial pools nation wide and feel that contrary to some believe, commercial pools are very safe to swim in. A simple rule, if it is clear you can swim in it, if it is cloudy you are on your own. High TDS, or salty water. could cause itchy skin. However, your skin problem most likely doesn't have anything to do with the pool. It is very common for people to go to a doctor, who asks a bunch of questions, and then states, "It probably came from the pool." The rule of thumb in the pool industry is, if only one family complains about a skin irritation, it didn't come from the pool. If more than one family complains, especially if they don't know each other, it probably did come from the pool. There are many different types of bacteria that can cause problems, some people have a lower tolerance any may suffer skin irritation, diarrhea, upset stomach. I swam in a public saltwater pool for the first time in March 2008 and developed ringworm on my leg. I wasn't sure at first where I contracted the ringworm. I swam in the same public pool in May 2008 and developed ringworm again. If saltwater pools are not maintained appropriately, disease transmission is possible. I am in the process of contacting the city health department to report the infection and the public pool. Our company has been manufacturing salt chlorinators in Australia for over 20 years. 90% of Australian pools have a salt chlorination system installed from new these days. Itchy skin has never been a problem and if you think about it, the salinity of the ocean is 8 times higher and a lot of people have been swimming in the ocean or sea on a worldwide basis for thousands of years. All of the answers above skirted around your question. Can saltwater pools cause itching? The answer is yes. But so can your shower or the wrong shampoo or bar of soap. Some people have reactions to chlorine which, whether it is in a chlorine pool, a bromine pool, a calcium hypochlorite or salt, it is all still chlorine. You see, all chlorine comes from salt: At the factory they separate out the salt, acids, chlorines, magnesium, etc. To get chlorine at home with a saltwater generator this little machine splits the salt into salt & chlorine which also contains acid to lower the pH. Therefore you are using Chlorine no matter what you are told by the salesman. But to answer the question: Yes, if you have too much chlorine (separated from the salt) you can get skin irritation. If you separate too much salt from chlorine you are also making available the acids which lower the pH of the water which are more irritating than the Chlorine. Which by the way also gives you itchy and red eyes and assists in the addition of the imbalance that causes green hair. Since I have become an adult, I have itched and broken out in hives after swimming in chlorinated pools. After having children and wanting them to live an active life, which included swimming, I decided swimming would be a good activity choice. A few years ago, we swam in a community "saltwater" pool in New York. This water actually tasted salty, like seawater. Afterwards, however, I did not itch or break out. For this reason, I requested that our pool be a saltwater pool when we had one installed a couple of years ago. Ours is completely different than the one in NY. The water does not taste salty, and I still itch madly and break out in hives after swimming. I do not know what kind of salt the NY pool had in it, but I would love to know. Until we know the make up of the water -- all chemical parameters -- we don't know just what caused the itching. But my bet is that the water was not chemically balanced -- pH and total alkalinity no doubt were not within guidelines. As a rule, pools with middle to high chlorine levels usually do not cause rashes or itching. Also, one stated above that a general rule to use is this: If the water is clear, use it; if the water is cloudy, don't go in. That is a pretty good rule to follow. However, some pools that look clear can have microbes and bacteria that are harmful. And if you smell chlorine in an outdoor facility, it's best to stay out of the water. It does not have sufficient chlorine levels to sanitize the water. The clear water as indicated in the first answer is not always an indicator for safe swimming. It only indicates that the water is clear. The pool, in fact, could possibly have little or no chlorine in it. Further, as indicated in an above answer, itching may be as indicated but I can feel confident that the pH and total alkalinity are not within the parameters of swimming pool specs and the imbalance is what is causing you to itch. In reference to the public saltwater tasting salty: The answer here could possibly be that the water was old; they probably had not changed the water in more than 5 to 10 yrs.Since it's a salt water swimming pool, that simply means that the water is somewhat stagnant. Thus, there are tendencies that bacteria and other skin related itchiness may happen compare to an open water source.
the skimmer that is normally fitted with the pool is designed to take care of this problem, however it rarely does because more often then not it is int he wrong place in the …pool or the water is too high as the result of rain or leaving the hose in too long or the water is too low for the skimmer to work properly. If one ends up being the victim of one of the above problems chances are that a floating pool skimmer would be the answer to the problem. The type of skimmer you are looking for is a suction side pool cleaner that plugs onto the vacuum plate over the leaf basket. once it is set up to the particular rate of the pool pump it will rapidly remove a large percentage of debris dust and insects from the surface of the pool. Hum, the problem with the above answer is that once the skimmer basket if full and or the pump basket is full or any of the above solutions then what. Best bet is to use your telepole and a leaf skimmer that attaches to the pole ( you can also use a "leaf rake" or net as they are sometimes called. With this method you exert some labor and remove most of the leaves at one session.
Phosphates It sounds like you may have phosphates in the water, do you have lots of leaves or the aftermath of seeds from the trees blowing in your area, I …had poplar tree seed casings white fluffy things and it gave me this problem. Solution is a product called phosfree. Backwash after replacing sand I always change my filter's sand once per season, unless there is a high concentration of leaves and other debris being vacuumed up daily. Then I will change it out mid-season as well. After changing the sand, I always backwash the filter for at least 5 minutes. That way the pulverized dust and other small particles in the sand get whisked away, instead of going into the pool. Could be your algaecide The sand under normal use should last 5 to 10 years if it's backwashed well enough. The foam could be caused by the algaecide used. The usual reason for replacing the sand is when sand is returning to the pools or it is no longer effective. You should check with your local pool chemical supplier. Most pool sales and service companies supply free water testing when you are a customer.
You estimate You can only estimate it. You will have to select a known geometric shape that most closely approximates your pool. If your pool is very irregular …and can't be approximated by just one shape, then you may have to select several different known shapes to approximate different parts of the pool. Chances are good that you can approximate the area of your pool by adding the areas of several rectangles.
eliminate the possible answers that don't fit first. It is not air in the water since other faucets in the house or the previous faucets have this behavior. It is not an aerat…or. Water does oxidize, to a small extent, the inside of metal pipes and faucets. It coats them in a way. Until this takes place air bubbles may be forming on the metal in the faucet. It may have a chemical component from the manufacturing process since the new faucets I have are the California lead free brass variety. The foam is very impressive but goes away very fast and takes time to regenerate for another occurrence. I have had other faucets do this before but the new lead free brass is incredibly foamy. Creepy, yes and I do remember, from somewhere in the past, the instruction to run the water in a faucet for a second or two before drinking it due to metals leaching out of the valve body.
What should you do if you added chemicals to get rid of algae in your swimming pool but now it has white foam floating on top can i add more algeacide or will that make matters worse?
Answer If not much foam, wait and keep running the filter. Ah, ha, you DID NOT FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE LABEL. Now you'll just have to wait until it decides …to dissapate. YOU ARE RUDE...........