It’s in all pools and spas–that slimy, sticky, gooey stuff that appears along the tile line, in skimmer baskets, around air jets, on ladders, in the filters and in the pipes. While facility operators assumed it was just suntan and body oils, scientists concerned with problematic environments have another name for it, “biofilm.” Over the past 20 years, an abundance of studies have attempted to understand biofilm’s effect on swimming pool and spa water. What have we learned? Trapped within …


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One comment on “Biofilm

  1. Scott Wheeler on said:

    Great website! I appreciate all of your points on biofilm in pools! Very informative, thanks!

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