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    Neighbor oversprayed on my pool

    Hi All,

    My neighbor was painting his fence and his contractor got some of the paint on the water, so that you see the oily residue on top of my water. They wanted to put an enzyme chemical but by pool builder told me not to and run the pump for 24-48 hours.

    Anyone have experience on this?

    13,000 ga inground pool/spa/fountain
    Pentair Intelliflo, booster for robot thingy, 1hp single speed for water features
    Inline chlorine feeder
    run on lowest possible flow to save energy but turn water once per day
    Pool built 2012

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    Re: Neighbor oversprayed on my pool

    Might want to put a scum ball in the skimmer to adsorb up the oil.
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    Re: Neighbor oversprayed on my pool

    I had something similar and just put the foam noddles in my pool and the paint gathered on them. It was oil based. I just washed off the noddles in the yard and they were good to go again.
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    Re: Neighbor oversprayed on my pool

    You could use an enzyme product, like Pool Perfect, to help clear the pool. It is designed to break down oils more quickly than chlorine is able to break them down. It is kind of a specialty item, as you really only need it if you spill an entire bottle of cooking oil, or worse motor oil, in the pool or several people who swim in your pool really like to use lots and lots of suntan lotion.

    If you have only a reasonably small amount of oil, the scumballs and/or noodles will help. Also, raising the FC level will help.
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