CAN YOU TOP THIS?
Welcome to the latest edition of our popular “Can You Top This?” column, featuring the newest entry in the Service Industry News “Horror File. ”
This issue’s entry comes to us from Kevin Misley, of Mystic Pools in Park Ridge, New Jersey.
“My electrician decided he was going to add shock to his pool to rid it of some algae,” writes Kevin.
“What I did not know was he added it directly into the pump basket.
“As a result gasses built up and blew apart the piping. Fortunately he was not near it but certainly heard it.”
Thank you for sending this explosive picture Kevin, and we are sure glad no one was hurt.
Other publications like to print lots of pretty pictures of beautiful pools, spas and well engineered installations.
At Service Industry News, we would rather go behind the scenes and take a closer look at the type of stuff our readers encounter everyday — cracked tiles, spaghetti plumbing, rats in heaters, cars in the pool, snakes in the plumbing, and more!
When you are out in the field and you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email along with a picture and a brief description: Attention Horror File, email@example.com.