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    This little guy died in my pool today, do I need to add extra chlorine?

    Didn't know where to post this but thought since we deal with chemicals here, might not be a bad place to start, Mod please feel free to relocate if necessary. He wasn't in there long, tops a couple of hours. Should I toss in some extra bleach just to be careful?

    My water sure is clear isn't it? I thought these little buggers could swim . . .

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    Re: This little guy died in my pool today, do I need to add extra chlorine?

    I found a dead rat in my pool (resting comfortably on the main drain) a couple weeks ago. He'd been there up to 24 hours...

    I thought surely I'd see some CC or at least a drop in FC as a result, but my tests showed nothing other than the normal FC loss due to sunlight. I added the amount of bleach my tests called for, and all is well.
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    Re: This little guy died in my pool today, do I need to add extra chlorine?

    If it hasn't been decomposing in full sun for days/weeks on end I would think it's ok as long your chlorine levels are good.

    I get squirrels all the time, leaning over the coping to get a drink, some times even when I'm floating in the pool, makes me laugh.

    this poor guy must have lost his balance.
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    Re: This little guy died in my pool today, do I need to add extra chlorine?

    I'm a germ a phobe, I'd add some extra bleach


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    Re: This little guy died in my pool today, do I need to add extra chlorine?

    Pool looks great. Won't hurt anything to bump FC to 10. Probably don't need to but why not.
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    Re: This little guy died in my pool today, do I need to add extra chlorine?

    I would just test and see if your FC and CC is good. If it is, go on about doing whatever you were doing.

    Poor lil dude. I know its gonna happen to me some day because i hve lots of squirrels in the yard. But when it does, Im gonna hate it.
    I like my squirrels and I even feed them now and then.
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    Re: This little guy died in my pool today, do I need to add extra chlorine?

    Just looked out the window and I've got four boys in my pool, too late . . . I'll post if anyone gets sick or starts storing nuts.
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    Re: This little guy died in my pool today, do I need to add extra chlorine?

    LOL!!!
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    Re: This little guy died in my pool today, do I need to add extra chlorine?

    Quote Originally Posted by QingGuy View Post
    I thought these little buggers could swim . . .
    They can...but it takes a lot of energy. If they can't find their way out, they are just like us...and I haven't found any pool schools for squirrels to teach them to float. Poor guy was probably trying as hard as he could. RIP buddy.
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    Re: This little guy died in my pool today, do I need to add extra chlorine?

    I came home to that scene once. I was so glad the kids were not here. I dumped chlorine, ran the pump 24/7 for a few days. I have gotten rid of that pool but will never tell the kids.
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    Re: This little guy died in my pool today, do I need to add extra chlorine?

    I wonder if a FrogLog would support a chipmunk/squirrel...

    I'm tired of finding frogs in my skimmers, so I'm considering ordering 2 of them.
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