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    What did I just put in my pool?

    So my Green pool was bleached gray and I filtered and filtered and filtered... but I was not getting the job done. Then I found this bottle of Sink & Sweep.... It worked, the dead stuff dropped like a rock and I vacuumed it out into the street. Pool looks awesome. But what was it and is it bad for me or my water =]

    LINK:: Sink & Sweep [http://www.chemtura.com/mp/v/index.j...extfmt=default]
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    Re: What did I just put in my pool?

    It's just a flocculant so won't do any harm. A flocculant consolidates particles and settles them to the bottom of the pool where you can vacuum to waste. A clarifier also consolidates particles, but not enough to settle and instead gets caught in the filter so that it can be backwashed. Such products are normally not needed, but if regular shocking and circulation/filtration isn't clearing a pool, then these products can accelerate such clearing (at extra cost, of course).
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    Re: What did I just put in my pool?

    I suspect it's highly toxic and will peel the skin off anyone who gets in the pool.

    Who knows what's in it?

    I did some serious searching and can't find an MSDS for that stuff. Chemtura will send you one if you email them, but their search feature doesn't work at the moment. Not very reassuring, if you ask me. What if a kid drinks some? Or the dog laps water out of the pool?

    Why put something in the pool if you don't know what it will do? Would you ingest pills someone sold you without knowing what's in them? The time to ask is before you start pouring.
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    Re: What did I just put in my pool?

    We will... We will floc you...
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    Re: What did I just put in my pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by inbamanow
    We will... We will floc you...


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    Re: What did I just put in my pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Would you ingest pills someone sold you without knowing what's in them?
    I wouldn't buy them unless I knew what was in them!!
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    Re: What did I just put in my pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by deadrabbit
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Would you ingest pills someone sold you without knowing what's in them?
    I wouldn't buy them unless I knew what was in them!!
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    Re: What did I just put in my pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by ivyleager
    Quote Originally Posted by deadrabbit
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Would you ingest pills someone sold you without knowing what's in them?
    I wouldn't buy them unless I knew what was in them!!
    How I survived college is a miracle!

    This post was what we call on another forum...'a spew alert'...in other words, there's now coffee all over my computer screen...


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