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    "greased watermelon" - fun, but now regretting it...

    Hi all,
    We had a big party for the church youth group on saturday, and decided we'd be good sports and let them play greased (well, vaselined) watermelon football in the pool. That was hilarious to watch, but left a slightly bigger mess than I had anticipated...

    Now we have a film of vaseline all around the waterline tile. Any tips on removing this? The water is cleared (finally had a use for that leftover Pool Perfect enzyme treatment from the previous owners!), but it's just a sticky goopy mess just above the water. I was thinking of just using dish soap and a sponge to clean off the tile, then upping the chlorine a little to break down the leftover soap. Thoughts?
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    Re: "greased watermelon" - fun, but now regretting it...

    Before you try dish soap, how about some Borax on a sponge or magic eraser?
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    Re: "greased watermelon" - fun, but now regretting it...

    I did the same thing. "What harm could there be?" I thought... I wound up using an enzyme based additive, and then just going around the pool with paper towels and wiping the tiles down. I wound up using the additive several times more, but only a few ounces at a time. Looks good now...
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    Re: "greased watermelon" - fun, but now regretting it...

    Oh what a mess! I think the enzymes are about the only option.

    Petroleum and water never mix. Next time, maybe you can try K-Y jelly. At least it's water-soluble.
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    Re: "greased watermelon" - fun, but now regretting it...

    Corexit EC9500. Well, maybe if you were a little closer to Houston.
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    Re: "greased watermelon" - fun, but now regretting it...

    Stupid post deleted...I need to think before I type!!
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    great cleaner for the water line, its called "power blue"
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    Re: "greased watermelon" - fun, but now regretting it...

    Thanks for the tips everyone. We ended up cleaning all the pool toys with soap and water, wiping down the tiles, then upping the water level to the bottom of the coping and adding the enzyme treatment. Seems to have worked well.
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