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Scum Buildup

Possible Cause Solution Preventative Maintenance
Stain and scale due to minerals and metals and/or stain and corrosion formed from mineral elements at pool opening or top-off Apply Staintrine® (16 fl. oz. per 10,000 gallons).  Add Resist® stain control (4 fl.oz. per 10,000 gallons) weekly to prevent staining.

Grease and oil from swimmers

Clean pool surfaces with Tile Max Plus (use as directed). Add Dissolve® enzyme cleaner to remove oils from pool water.

Routinely shock treat with Shocktrine® granular shock oxidizer (1 lb. per 10,000 gallons) weekly for heavy bather load or every 2 weeks for lighter bather load to oxidize contaminants, especially after heavy usage. Add Dissolve® enzyme cleaner (3 fl. oz. per 10,000 gallons) weekly to keep the pool scum-free.