Crude Oil in Swimming Pool
Country: United States
Date: Spring 2010
What (if anything) can I do if the oil from Deep Horizon is
washed-up into my salt water pool which is ~3 NM inland? Either by a
tropical storm or Hurricane. Would I use a detergent for clean-up? How bad
would it effect the pool and its filtration system? I have no idea what to
Other than skimming off the obvious pollutants, my suggestion is to
"lay low" until the problem is under control. Reasons:
1. You do not know what to do.
2. The federal government and/or BP may have to do
remediation for you (in the future).
3. If you try something, you may make
matters worse, both from a remedial point of view and a legal point of view.
This is not a very "scientific" answer, but science does not promise to
resolve all problems.
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