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    peanut oil in pool

    So my daughter decided to pour peanut oil into pool...not sure how much, but entire surface has oil spots. What's the best way to remove the oil? do I need to drain?
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    Re: peanut oil in pool

    You don't need to drain. If there isn't too much oil, you can use a Scum-Ball. If you have a lot of oil, you can use a PIGŪ Oil-Only Absorbent Mat Pad.
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    peanut oil in pool

    Quote Originally Posted by chem geek View Post
    You don't need to drain. If there isn't too much oil, you can use a Scum-Ball. If you have a lot of oil, you can use a PIG Oil-Only Absorbent Mat Pad.
    +1 on the Pig Mats!! I've used p/n MAT551 to clean up my sister-in-law's Exxon Valdez-like tanning oil slicks that she leaves in my pool every time they visit. One free floating in the pool and the other in the skimmer. Works like a charm.


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    Re: peanut oil in pool

    Cool, thanks guys. I ordered both! I think i'm going to grab an enzyme from leslie's as well while the pig mat and scum ball are shipping. I also thought to run just the skimmers on waste setting to skim off the top oily water. Good idea?
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    Re: peanut oil in pool

    Quote Originally Posted by quacka View Post
    Cool, thanks guys. I ordered both! I think i'm going to grab an enzyme from leslie's as well while the pig mat and scum ball are shipping. I also thought to run just the skimmers on waste setting to skim off the top oily water. Good idea?
    Unless you have Venturi type skimmer's or the water level in the skimmer is really low, the oil will collect and float in the skimmer and not get flushed to waste. I wouldn't bother with the enzymes but I doubt it will hurt anything.


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