Black Substance

Water bugs, swimming insects and sweat bees.
Foaming bubbly water. Frogs in the pool.
Dead animals in the swimming pool.
supere78
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My Pool: 18x36 ingroud vinyl liner pool
Pentair pump, filter and heat pump.
Filter is a cartridge filter
Location: Martinsburg, WV

Black Substance

Postby supere78 » Wed 08 Apr, 2009 14:51

My water is perfectly clear and I have never had any type of chemcial inbalance. My pool was installed April 2008. It is a vinyl liner inground pool. When my daughter and I were swimming the other day, first swim of the year are hands and feet had a black tar like substance on it after touching the sides and bottom of the pool. What could this be and how do I get rid of it. The water is currently 68degrees. Two days ago I put in Pool First Aid and today I put in algae destroyer. I have been brushing it multiple times a day. Also I have a salt chlorine generator.


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Black Substance

Postby Guest » Thu 09 Apr, 2009 04:15

Yeah, I have had this too. I always get it after I open my pool and I think it is an accumulation of dust on the walls and floor. After a shock, a good brushing and a vacuum it disappears.

I had this happen after not vacuuming for 5 weeks one time when I was away on a training course too.
supere78
Pool Newbie
Pool Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed 08 Apr, 2009 14:44
My Pool: 18x36 ingroud vinyl liner pool
Pentair pump, filter and heat pump.
Filter is a cartridge filter
Location: Martinsburg, WV

Black Substance

Postby supere78 » Fri 10 Apr, 2009 10:27

Pool User wrote:Yeah, I have had this too. I always get it after I open my pool and I think it is an accumulation of dust on the walls and floor. After a shock, a good brushing and a vacuum it disappears.

I had this happen after not vacuuming for 5 weeks one time when I was away on a training course too.


Thank you. I just tried shocking the pool. So far on Monday I put in Pool First Aid, and on Wednesday I put in algaecide. I have been brushing it down 2-3 times a day. And as of this morning Friday when I finish brushing the bristles are covered with black goo. So I am hoping the shock works.

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