Airsoft pellets and pool water.

Andrew Sarchus

Active member
Apr 11, 2011
31
Seattle
My (almost) seven year old is agitating for an airsoft gun (to use with daddy and eye protection). I know that if I let her use it at home the bbs are going to get into the pool (it is probably 40% of the area of my backyard).

Has anyone had any experience with the biodegradable bbs in pools? I know I don’t want thousands of little plastic balls in my backyard forever, but I have no idea what the biodegradable ones biodegrade into or how that would interact with my pool water.
 

UnderWaterVanya

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 14, 2012
2,589
Mint Hill, NC
Re: results from tf-100 kit: what to do next

Check your skimmer basket - if they won't fit through the holes - don't sweat it - make him empty it and reuse the one's caught by the skimmer.
 

257WbyMag

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Feb 23, 2008
5,061
Denton, TX
I don't think that they would be big enough to fit through the basket in the skimmer. Much better than the steel BBs that would sit on the bottm and rust.
 

tpcorr

Well-known member
Jun 6, 2008
81
I saw a 9 year old boy as an emergency, whose father had shot him in the mouth with an air soft gun. The projectile fractured one of his lower front teeth in half. Had to do root canal therapy on a 9 year old. I know everything we do in life has risks, just try to mitigate this possibility as much as possible.

Tom