PSC Ep. 55: How to remove oil from pool water?

PSC Ep. 55: How to remove oil from pool water?

In today’s episode of Poolside Chat, Rob and Matt tackle another common swimming pool question:
  • How to remove oil from pool water?

“I’m noticing an oily film on the surface of my pool, what could be causing this and how do I get rid of it?”

We suggest a product like  Natural Chemistry’s Pool Perfect which is a natural enzyme that attacks the oil and eats it up before it gets into your filter. Another option would be something like a Scumbug, which is almost like a sponge type material that you put in your skimmer that can soak up those oils. SCUMBUG & ULTRA MITT

Or if you want to go with a low-tech and the least inexpensive option, use a brand new tennis ball. The felt on the outside soaks up all the oils, and then you have a brand new chew toy for your dog or your baby, who cares. If you have any questions about more topics such as this or this topic particularly, leave a comment down below. Stay golden, bye. 


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2 thoughts on “PSC Ep. 55: How to remove oil from pool water?

  1. Just read your explanation of how to circulate chemicals/Shock in your pool when the pump is not running. You wrote that if you have a robotic cleaner (which I do) that you should keep it running to help circulate the water and chemicals. BUT my Polaris robotic cleaner manual says not to run it when you’ve added shock to the pool. So what should I do?

    1. Most manufacturer instructions will err on the cautious side. The majority of pool owners I have come across leave their cleaner in the pool most of the time unless they are swimming. If you are shocking on a weekly basis then I would take it out. But if you have a properly balanced pool and shock the pool once a month or less, it shouldn’t hurt the cleaner.

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