Help Please With Slimy Water!
(Jennings, Louisiana, USA)
I have a pool and on today I was about to clean out the pool before I swim.
I look down at the ladder and there are these things attached to it that look like fat worms. You can see through them.
When I picked the ladder up, whatever is on it, clung together and looked like slime. Not knowing what it was, I put the ladder back in the pool and it looked like little worms again.
What is it? Can you help please??? ASAP!!!!!!
Thanks for the question Haley
First, I'd like to have your complete chemical readings:
Chlorine, CYA (cyanuric acid/stabilizer), pH, Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness, and Metals (iron and copper). It makes troubleshooting much easier and the process of clearing up your pool will go much faster. You can get this done at your local pool store.
Without these numbers I'm just guessing at what the problem is.
Get back to me with the chemical numbers and I'm sure I can help.
Most of the time when these things happen, it's a chemical issue. Things are out of balance and need to be brought back into line.
When I get the actual numbers and chemical readings I can give you a course of action to take to clear up your pool.
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