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Thread: Never, Ever mix your chems together!

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    Never, Ever mix your chems together!

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    Re: Never, Ever mix your chems together!

    Yikes! I would like to know exactly what they were mixing together that caused an explosion to happen. Want to make sure I never do it!
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    Re: Never, Ever mix your chems together!

    Why were they mixing them inside the house!
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    Re: Never, Ever mix your chems together!

    probably chlorine and acid...we all know they don' t play well together...

    On a serious note...NEVER add cheimcals together even in your pool water...please wait at least 15-30 mins between additions of any kind of chemical.
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    Re: Never, Ever mix your chems together!

    I agree, it probably was chlorine and acid.

    I learned the hard way to make sure you know what's in whatever you pour into chlorine. I mixed up some dishwashing soap w/ undiluted 6% bleach once, and had a nice frothy dishwashing suds volcano going out of my pump-up sprayer. The plastic sprayer body was very warm to the touch as well. Even got some nice little puffs of something coming out of the top.
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    Re: Never, Ever mix your chems together!

    My guess is that cal hypo was involved since it is the most reactive form of chlorine.

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    Re: Never, Ever mix your chems together!

    A friend of mine suffered severe burns on her face from mixing chemicals when she first got her pool.
    I still don't know what the exact concoction was she had mixed up.
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