Recipe for Disaster

Ingredients – (1) Pool – (2) Packages of powder shock (a type of purifying chemical) – (1) Solar pool cover


  1. Pour 2 packages of powder shock into the pool water
  2. Turn off the pool’s pump & filter
  3. Cover pool with solar cover
  4. Leave on a 9 day roadtrip

Upon re-arrival, the pool’s water will be a radioactive, halogen, highlighter green color.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the recipe to ruin a pool. Thankfully, after 2 weeks of chemical pampering, we finally have a clean pool again. Lesson learned.