Pool chemical explosion at Humbug Scrub - 10 January 2021
At 7:51 this evening five CFS firefighter and HazMat crews were alerted to a chemical reaction and explosion at Bassnet Road, Humbug Scrub, which occurred when a person added to different types of chlorine tablets to their pool system.
The two tablets caused a chemical reaction in the system, resulting in a small explosion and a cloud of gas vapours to vent from a PVC pipe.
Crews arrived to find a pool shed still filled with gas, as the tablets continued to react.
The man who was adding the tablets to the system was transported to hospital after having a reaction to the exposure.
The CFS would like to remind pool owners to always use only the chemicals recommended for the pool systems, under the product instructions, to avoid injury.2021-01-10 Brett Williamson