When CuLator is placed in the skimmer basket (or the pump basket), and you use a phosphate remover (or a weekly maintenance which contains a phosphate remover), the phosphate remover can collect on the outside of the CuLator bag. This does not interfere with the working of the phosphate remover nor the CuLator product. It just looks ugly because it looks like a white goo that resembles Crisco. If you see this form on the outside of the CuLator bag, just rinse it off. Some examples of phosphate removers are Natural Chemistry Phosfree, Orenda PR-10000, Leslie’s Pool Perfect Weekly.