WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE A POOL IN MY BACKYARD?


If you have a private pool on your property, and you suspect that hangar debris may have been captured by your pool’s skimmer basket or pump filter, you need to coordinate a time so your pool service technician, and a Certified Asbestos Contractor (CAC) can work to remove it together.  

First, you should contact your pool service company (if you use one) to determine when they are available to be at your home to oversee the cleanout of the filter.  Then contact a Certified Asbestos Contractor (CAC) to arrive at the same time. Detection and remediation crews working in the neighborhoods are not including private pools or pump equipment in their operations.

 Although CACs are qualified to handle the removal of asbestos, they are not experts on pool pump filters.  The pool service technician needs to be on site to help guide the CAC through the filter removal and will help insure there is no damage to the filter system.   If you service your own pool, you can help guide the disassembly process yourself.  The CAC can then safely remove the material.

If you do not believe there is any Asbestos debris in your backyard or pool area, no further action is required.

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1. WHAT DO I DO IF I COME ACROSS DEBRIS I THINK IS FROM THE HANGAR?
2. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I SEE A PIECE OF DEBRIS?
3. IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DETECTION AND MITIGATION?
4. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK MYSELF OR MY FAMILY IS HAVING RESPIRATORY DIFFICULTY?
5. DO I NEED TO TEST THE AIR IN MY HOME?
6. ARE THERE PLANS TO CONDUCT AIR MONITORING OUTSIDE OF THE CITY OF TUSTIN?
7. ARE PETS SAFE TO BE OUTDOORS?
8. CAN I CALL MY OWN CERTIFIED ASBESTOS COMPANY DETECTION COMPANY?
9. CAN I DO OUTSIDE LAWNCARE?
10. CAN I RUN MY HEATING/AIR/VENTILATION UNITS?
11. CAN I HOSE OFF DEBRIS ON MY PROPERTY?
12. HOW CAN I CLEAN MY HOME/BUSINESS?
13. WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE A POOL IN MY BACKYARD?
14. CAN I VISIT PARKS?
15. IS KENSINGTON PARK SHOPPING CENTER STILL OPEN?
16. IS THERE A CONCERN ABOUT ASBESTOS IN DRINKING WATER / GROUNDWATER BASIN?
17. WHAT ABOUT THE WATER RUNOFF?
18. AT WHAT LOCATIONS ARE THE WATER SAMPLES BEING TAKEN?
19. WITH RAINFALL, DOES THE COUNTY PERFORM WATER QUALITY TESTING?
20. WHEN WAS WATER SAMPLING PERFORMED?
21. WHAT DOES THE COUNTY'S STORMWATER SAMPLING TEST FOR? DOES IT INCLUDE TESTING FOR THE PRESENCE OF ASBESTOS?
22. IS THERE A CONCERN ABOUT ASBESTOS IN STORMWATER MOVING THROUGH STORM DRAINS AND FLOOD CONTROL CHANNELS?
23. WHEN ARE STORMWATER TEST RESULTS AVAILABLE AFTER TAKING THE WATER SAMPLE?
24. WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE?
25. WHY DID OCFA LET THE FIRE BURN?