I was doing so well just reading everyone's posts and following the TFPC recommendations. Now I need some expert help:
This past weekend my neighbor was supposed to add chlorine (bleach) for me. He looked in the wrong place for the bleach and ended up pouring about 3 gallons of old peanut oil into my pool. Yes, he knew it didn't look right but that didn't stop him. It was enough to turn my 35K gallons of water opaque white to where I could only see a couple inches below the surface.
I've been adding Pool Aid / First Aid and the water is slowly clearing up. It's been 5 days and have added a total of 5 bottles of First Aid.
I can now see the bottom of the deep end. But I can also see accumulations of oil on a lot of surfaces. The skimmers have gobs of oil in and on them. The jets, pool lights and drains are also covered in oil. There's a track of oil where water circulates on the tanning shelf which is very shallow.
In addition to the enzyme treatment I'm keeping large sponges in the skimmers to soak up oil, and replacing them every other day. I'll be taking the filter apart for a thorough cleaning tomorrow.
Has anyone dealt with this much oil in a pool? Any suggestions for treating the deposits of oil on surfaces?
I've looked at UltraOne degreaser which is supposed to be safe, non-toxic and biodegradable.
Is the enzyme route reliable if I stick with it? Or is it time to drain and call in someone to clean the pool out?