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    Default Musty or vinyl odor to pool water

    We have a new 14x28 vinyl liner in ground pool with chlorine sanitizer, heat pump, and automatic pool cover. Water is well balanced and clear. There is no obvious mold or algae. Water has persistent odor best described as a vinyl or musty smell. Any ideas on cause and solution?

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    Default Re: Musty or vinyl odor to pool water

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    New liners off-gas plasticizer, which may be the odor you smell. A couple of weeks of chlorine and sun should handle it, if that's the problem.

    Occasionally, city water may have odors, especially after heavy rains. Some of the compounds which produce the odors are chlorine resistant. But again, a couple of weeks of full sun and full chlorine will usually resolve it.

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