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petrol in water

Postby SamLied » Sun 04 Oct, 2009 01:59

good morning
Can anyone please advise:
about a week ago, my husband accidentally dropped a plastic can which contained some petrol (fuel), in the pool.
There is now a thin oily, bubbly layer on top of the water.
How do we get rid of this? is the water safe to swim in? should we rather drain all the water and refill the pool.

I would appreciate some advice on this asap

Sam


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Postby chem geek » Sun 04 Oct, 2009 14:48

Just use a scum ball or similar product to absorb the oil from the surface. It may take a lot, but it should be fairly easy to remove. Depending on the type of oil, it may not break down from chlorine very quickly or at all so you'll have to physically remove it, but if it is staying on the surface you shouldn't need to replace the water.
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petrol in water

Postby Electron » Sun 04 Oct, 2009 15:35

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Postby chem geek » Sun 04 Oct, 2009 16:41

Good suggestion. Pool First Aid is an enzyme product that should break down most oils so that's a good alternative to physical removal.
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Petrol in water

Postby nocturnalsheep » Mon 05 Oct, 2009 15:42

BIO-DEX Oil Out is another good option for removing oils as well as GLB Natural Clear.

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petrol in water

Postby SamLied » Fri 16 Oct, 2009 00:52

Hi Guys
thanks for all your responses and feedback.
will keep u posted

s
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petrol in water

Postby Guest » Mon 02 Nov, 2009 16:30

I think you should filtered out the water add some chloroform. Swimming pools water needs to be filtered to get rid of the danger of diseases
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Petrol in water

Postby brad s » Tue 03 Nov, 2009 10:24

Pool User wrote:I think you should filtered out the water add some chloroform. Swimming pools water needs to be filtered to get rid of the danger of diseases

Please stop telling people to add chloroform to their pool. You advice is wrong and you are confusing people.
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Postby mase1995 » Fri 19 Mar, 2010 01:29

good suggestion..thanks for sharing it.

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petrol in water

Postby jeniffer » Sat 27 Mar, 2010 02:15

Hi,

The same thing is also happened with me last month at my Swimming Pools. I was so confused at that time, then I ordered to empty my swimming pool and clean the pool completely. Because around 1 liter of petrol fell down in the pool.

Thanks,

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