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    motor oil in pool

    need help getting motor oil out of pool...not sure what to use

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    solarboy's Avatar
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    Aug 2010

    Re: motor oil in pool

    Oil floats on water. You could try dumping to waste with just the skimmer on. You'll lose some water but it's a small price to pay to get that nastiness out.
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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: motor oil in pool

    There are special pads that absorb oil and not water. Get as much of it out as possible, then add an enzyme treatment (like Pool Perfect) and raise the FC level a little above normal. The enzymes will help the chlorine break down the oil more quickly.
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    In the Industry

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    near the swamp

    Re: motor oil in pool

    First Aid

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    Re: motor oil in pool

    Okay, I'll did you get motor oil in your pool?

    Hope you have had good luck removing it.
    "Experience is what you get, just after you needed it."

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    Aqua Plus SWG, 1 1/2 hp, 2 speed, 300# sand filter and twin Color logic 4.0s, MX-8 Cleaner.
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