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Pool Operator Mixes Chemicals and Creates Poisonous Gas in Pump Room

Pool Operator Mixes Chemicals and Creates Poisonous Gas in Pump Room

A pool operator at a small community pool in California mixes two common pool chemicals and accidentally creates a poisonous gas cloud that emanates from the pump room out onto the pool deck and makes 50 people sick, including kids in swim lessons and other patrons.  See the story and news video here from Mercury News: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/06/14/potentially-deadly-chemical-mix-gasses-20-at-san-jose-pool/   Safety Tips: 1.  Always add chemicals to water.  NEVER add water to chemicals.   2.  Don't mix chemicals before adding to the pool.   3.  Be sure your bucket/scoop is clean and does not contain chemical residue before adding a new chemical to a bucket. ...

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Man who tried to drown himself in pool is suing the people who pulled him out.

Man who tried to drown himself in pool is suing the people who pulled him out.

Man Who Tries To Drown Himself Is Now Suing The People Who Saved Him.

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We narrowly avoided burning up a pump motor!

We narrowly avoided burning up a pump motor!

We narrowly avoided burning up a pump!

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Equipment Explained: Impellers

Equipment Explained: Impellers

Your pool pump impeller can be thought of similarly to a boat or airplane "propeller". Your impeller is located inside your circulation pump in your pump room.  Impellers are the heart of your circulation system. Attached to a motor on a shaft, they spin furiously...

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Is it time to replace the sand in your filter?

Is it time to replace the sand in your filter?

Pictures of a 64 sq ft sand replacement for a multi-use indoor pool with 160 cu. ft. filter.

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