How To Remove The Scum Line From Your Swimming Pool

Written by:  Danny Rhodehamel

There's no worse feeling than looking at your swimming pool and seeing the infamous "scum line" around the pool. The scum line is caused by a build up of organic waste that clings to the pool wall. Below are a few steps that will help you get rid of it.

Tips & Warnings

Things You'll Need

Step by Step

Step 1

First thing to do is make sure that the water level is at or slightly below the waterline ring. Lowering the waterline slightly may yield better results.

Step 2
Wait 3-5 minutes before scrubbing

Begin by spraying the Clean & Perfect directly on to the scum line. Let it sit for 3-5 minutes before scrubbing.

Step 3
Good for tile and vinyl

Once at least 3 minutes have passed, you can begin scrubbing the scum line. If it is not coming off easily, you can re-apply the Clean & Perfect and use warm water when scrubbing.

Step 4
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you get the desired results

If you do not get the desired results, repeat steps 2 and 3 until the water line ring has been completely removed.

Step 5
Keep the scum line away

Once you've successfully removed the scum line, raise the water level (if you lowered it) and enjoy your swimming pool. You can use either Pool Perfect or Pool First Aid as part of your weekly maintenance to prevent the scum line from returning.


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