white foam on top, clean water underneath

What is floc, clarifier, stabilizer, cyanuric acid,
algaecide, brightener, dichlor, sodium hypo,
sodium bisulfate, ....??

white foam on top, clean water underneath

Postby Badkitty » Wed 14 May, 2008 11:18

Hi, I just bought a hom ewith a pool and it had been sitting (covered) for 5 months. I took the cover off and there were only a few leaves at the bottom. ( 8-10,000 gallons it is , I think) its 29' X 12" So I swept and vauucmed the floor and put the chemicals in that they had given us. Baquicil? ( non chlorine) I put in an algeacide , sanitizer and a neutralizer according to the directions and it has an inch of whote foam on top that will not go away. My test strip says the ph and (ah I forgot thename of the other on the bottom of the strip) are ok but the algeacide is very low. I thought the foam problem was from the algeacide so I dont want to add more!! pls help..I cant afford someone from apool store to come out to where I live out of town..any suggestions? Thank you,

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Postby muss08 » Wed 14 May, 2008 20:19

I've heard of baquicil and certain algaecides combining to create foam. I'd switch to chlorine.
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