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    First for me...Dead mouse!

    Found a dead mouse in my skimmer this morning, and that's a first for me. I know he wasn't in there at 8pm last night, and I found him about 8am this morning, so less than 12 hours. Do I have anything to worry about as far as it messing with the water?
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    Re: First for me...Dead mouse!

    NY mice must not be as bright. I get dead mice on a regular basis (when the pool is open)

    Fish them out and maintain sanitation levels.

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    Re: First for me...Dead mouse!

    Another forum member had a rabbit in theirs yesterday. Last year we saw Opossums. You should feel fortunate.
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    Re: First for me...Dead mouse!

    i had a BAT in mine a few days ago....weird, but kinda cool. don't worry about it. hahhahaah!
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    Re: First for me...Dead mouse!

    Makes me feel better.......my FC is at 7, so I should be good! Thanks!
    Mark
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    Re: First for me...Dead mouse!

    It makes me so sad when I find a bat in my skimmer. I have fished two live ones out already this spring while having cocktails at night. I love the bats!
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    Re: First for me...Dead mouse!

    Last year I was on vacation, my sister inlaw came over to use the pool and called me to let me know a skunk was dead floating! YUCK. She is an amazing woman, as she got a shovel and her and my niece fished it out and pitched it into the woods (where it stank for 2 months!).

    I had her put the salt cell on super chlorinate .. when I got home I checked an had no CC and all looked good. Monitored daily (realistically hourly) for a while and all was well.

    Moral of the story, had a mouse before too, lots of frogs, but the skunk I hope was my worst and hope is the last large animal!!
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    Re: First for me...Dead mouse!

    We have a local "small lake" aka large pond that many families venture to over the summer, for that matter any lake really. Been swimming in it for years, so does everyone else, no one has ever got any "deadly critter" diseases . Can only imagine how many dead animals, dead fish, leaves etcc.. are in it. I would not be concerned with a mouse or any other animal in your pool. Just make sure you maintain adequate levels and all will be OK!
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