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    Arrow Accidentally got some Simple Green in my pool...

    I was cleaning my deck and inadvertently got some Simple Green in my pool. Since it was already diluted and spread on the deck when it dripped in along the edge of the pool, I can't say how much actually got in there, but it was not much. My gun-to-the-head guess is at most a couple ounces. My pool is 10-12K gallons.. Should I worry about it, or do anything about it at this point?
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    Re: Accidentally got some Simple Green in my pool...

    You'll be fine. There's nothing in it that either won't be broken down by chlorine or is basically harmless.
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    Re: Accidentally got some Simple Green in my pool...

    I've heard of much worst items and quantities getting into the pool. :Brickwall: Eventually it should just dilute and you'll never even know it was there. Just continue with your normal pool chemistry and write on the chalkboard 50 times, "I will not put Simple Green in the pool".
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    Re: Accidentally got some Simple Green in my pool...

    Thank you!
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    Re: Accidentally got some Simple Green in my pool...

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Splash View Post
    I've heard of much worst items and quantities getting into the pool. :Brickwall:
    Like the time a user wrote in and described dumping a gallon bottle of bleach into his swimming pool one night only to realize that the bottle was full of used motor oil instead fresh bleach....yeah, definitely a lot worse stuff has happened...
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    Re: Accidentally got some Simple Green in my pool...

    Simple green is mild compared to my slinging a brand new running gas blower into mine...
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    Re: Accidentally got some Simple Green in my pool...

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyfulNoise View Post
    Like the time a user wrote in and described dumping a gallon bottle of bleach into his swimming pool one night only to realize that the bottle was full of used motor oil instead fresh bleach....yeah, definitely a lot worse stuff has happened...
    How would someone do that without noticing? By doing it in the dark, or by being visually impaired? I would think even in that case the smell would get your attention. Wow, I feel a little silly now for worrying about a little Simple Green.
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    Re: Accidentally got some Simple Green in my pool...

    Quote Originally Posted by tempestuous View Post
    How would someone do that without noticing? By doing it in the dark, or by being visually impaired?
    Intoxicated? I know I'd be able to tell just from the way it slashed in the bottle.
    20,000 gal in-ground plaster pool with sand filter. Replastered recently. Mostly adding bleach and acid. CYA was high when I took over.

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