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Thread: How to deal with a car in Pool?

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    How to deal with a car in Pool?

    Ok, so how is this going to screw up the Chemistry?
    I know that most cooling/lubing systems in today's car are sealed but something has to leak?
    Looks like a new build?
    Will a total drain & cleaning be needed?

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    Re: How to deal with a car in Pool?

    Most likely some oil will surface. If you clean the oil, I see no reason to rebuild unless you have obvious structural damage. The isopropanol is not a problem since will evaporate in few days. Ethylenglycol is sealed and the aircon fluid is sealed as well. A car is a dirt pit and I think is wise to drain and refill anyway.
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    Re: How to deal with a car in Pool?

    You would first remove the car, repair any structural damage, then skim off any oil/gasoline you can, raise the FC level to shock level, and use an enzyme treatment to speed up breakdown of oil and other contaminates. Depending on how much the car leaked, it may indeed be easier to drain and refill. Fortunately, this is not a common problem.
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    Re: How to deal with a car in Pool?

    I clicked on the link... the owner of the pool broke a window, in order to rescue the driver of the car (an elderly gent who mistook the gas pedal for the brake, and apparently came through the fence from an adjacent parking lot as a result).

    Aside from all the other vehicle cleanup issues, is there a recommended approach to getting broken glass out of a swimming pool? This (i.e. broken glass) must be something that happens occasionally, even without the addition of an entire motor vehicle to the pool.
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    Re: How to deal with a car in Pool?

    Here's a thread that may be helpful on the subject of glass in the pool:

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...-from-the-pool
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