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    Sep 2015

    Oil in Pool???

    hi there...dismantling pool and lots of trouble getting the metal bars to separate...
    sprayed a SMALL amount of "wd-40" on the joints (that helped, but then realized
    thru google-search it was actually the fabric being "sticky" that was causing
    the difficulty).
    Now even tho we were super careful w/the wd-40, we are seeing oil on the water
    of the pool (draining the last of it out) and a bit on the inside liner/vinyl of the pool.

    Will this stay on the liner until next summer? Is there something (baking soda, etc)
    that should be applied to get rid of the oil? Will it dissipate over the months the liner
    is in storage in garage?
    THANKS for advice!!!

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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Oil in Pool???


    You could try "pig" mats that absorb oil but not water or use Pool First Aid which has enzymes that eat the oil.

    Try the search function for "oil" and there's a lot more.
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    Jun 2011

    Re: Oil in Pool???

    The small amount you are describing shouldn't be a real problem.
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