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?