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.