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Foam can come from: 1. Soap 2. Certain algaecides 3. Organic debris Answer: Soap- Thoroughly rinse toys and swimsuits before allowing them in the pool. This is a good practice anyway, especially if they have been used in any "natural" water (pond, lake, ocean) since that can introduce things much worse than soap to your pool (ie: Red Algae) Algaecides- Inexpensive "...alkyl-dimethyl..." type algaecides will foam. Upgrade to a non-foaming "poly" type. Also, avoid copper algaecides and avoid the green hair. Any foaming algaecide currently in the water will steadily break down and go away. Organic stuff- By the time you can see algae it has been growing in the water for some time. This can foam if the water is churned up (aerated). Try a good dose of CHLORINE SHOCK (not non-chlorine shock). This should burn-off the organics! If your salt-generator has a "shock" cycle, that might work but "shocking" in the truest sense means QUICKLY raising the chlorine level in the water. With the generators I'm familier with, they shock by simply running longer giving you a higher chlorine level but at a slower rise to that level. Algae can develop a resistance to this slower method.

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