white mucous-like stuff floating in pool

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white mucous-like stuff floating in pool

Postby Pool User » Thu 01 Sep, 2005 18:14

When i opened my pool this year there was tons of this white cloudy mucous-like stuff floating in the pool.
I thought i had gotten rid of it by constantly filtering my water for a few days and shocking it.
Now 4 months later it is comming back. All chems are in range and water is crystal clear.
The only way to describe it is an almost transparent white milky mucous like stuff that you have to wear goggles and go underwater to see.
Anyone else have this problem?
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White Mucus

Postby DiscountPoolWarehouse » Thu 10 Nov, 2005 17:00

The white mucus you describe is what we call white water mold. This is usually found in pools that use a biquinide system although it can appear in a chlorine pool it is not very common. This usually comes from improper water balance in chlorinated pools and in a biquinide pool it just happens. To treat it in a biquinide pool you will need to shock treat the pool with at least 2 gallons of shock per 10,000 gallons of water, and I recommend the addition of a Bio Guard product called Assist. Follow the directions on the container to use the assist. In a chlorinated pool you can use a triple shock 3 lbs per 10,000 gallons of water. That should resolve the problem, but make sure you shock the pool with 1 lb per 10,000 at least once a week when the water temperatures reach 80 degrees. If you want to know where to purchase Assist or have more questions contact me here

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White Mucus

Postby Jackie » Tue 18 Aug, 2009 16:03

DiscountPoolWarehouse wrote:The white mucus you describe is what we call white water mold. This is usually found in pools that use a biquinide system although it can appear in a chlorine pool it is not very common. This usually comes from improper water balance in chlorinated pools and in a biquinide pool it just happens. To treat it in a biquinide pool you will need to shock treat the pool with at least 2 gallons of shock per 10,000 gallons of water, and I recommend the addition of a Bio Guard product called Assist. Follow the directions on the container to use the assist. In a chlorinated pool you can use a triple shock 3 lbs per 10,000 gallons of water. That should resolve the problem, but make sure you shock the pool with 1 lb per 10,000 at least once a week when the water temperatures reach 80 degrees. If you want to know where to purchase Assist or have more questions contact me here

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There is a chemical called Extreme Clean which claims to take care of all of this. Can you let me know. I have white stuff in my pool and also I need a sweeper for my bottom of pool. It holds 3800 gallons only and is small, but I do not know if the filter is worth cleaning or buying a new one every time. How often should I replace my filter and also how often should I run my filter. I have it on all the time, is that bad?
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