Suncream 'tidemark'

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Suncream 'tidemark'

Postby oscarposcar » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:56 am

Hi,

This year I have a gross green/yellow strip at the water level on our painted pool, which I think is caused by suncream. Has anyone else had this and got rid of it successfully..?

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Re: Suncream 'tidemark'

Postby probe » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:29 am

We've had it on our pool. I am sure that you are correct regarding sun cream. The colour is a consequence of the chlorine. I've found that a gentle scrub with a soft brush is usually enough to get rid of it.

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Re: Suncream 'tidemark'

Postby El Cid » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:44 am

Yes, just scrub everyone with a soapy brush before they get in the pool :) :)

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Re: Suncream 'tidemark'

Postby julian » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:46 am

but not gently and not with a soft brush !!

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Re: Suncream 'tidemark'

Postby katy » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:03 am

We bought some liquid from a swimming pool shop. Safe and you can stand in the pool to do it. Just squirt on a cloth and it wipes away. Cost about 9 euro and lasts ages.

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Re: Suncream 'tidemark'

Postby El Cid » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:49 am

I'm sure that washing up liquid would be just as effective at a 10th of the price.

It amazes me the huge markup that you can ask for a simple product just because it is for a "special" use! Take pool algicide at €7 a litre. It contains 10 cents worth of Copper Sulphate and the rest is water.

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Re: Suncream 'tidemark'

Postby Devils Advocate » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:51 am

El Cid wrote:Yes, just scrub everyone with a soapy brush before they get in the pool :) :)

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Hmmm, I'll take a rain check on the pool party then :mrgreen:
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Re: Suncream 'tidemark'

Postby knowal » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:28 pm

El Cid wrote:Yes, just scrub everyone with a soapy brush before they get in the pool :) :)

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You might be joking, but it's a good point. People should shower before using the pool to get any sun cream off.
Prevention is better than cure!

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Re: Suncream 'tidemark'

Postby El Cid » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:55 pm

No I wasn't joking.

If they don't want a scrub then they have to go through the Agua Fuerte sheep dip :lol: :lol:

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Re: Suncream 'tidemark'

Postby knowal » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:17 pm

Nitric Acid does a good job,
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See? No sun cream at all! :lol:


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