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    Deer mouse in pool

    To the medical experts out there -

    Our pool has an automatic opaque pool cover. When I opened it this morning to get water samples for my TF-100 test kit, I found a dead deer mice floating on the surface. Our property is backing into a greenbelt area so we have a lot of wild-life and we are conscious about "hantavirus" that deer mice carry. Here is some info on the disease -> Q&A: Deer mice carry fatal, incurable disease - The Orange County Register . I've taken the dead mouse away and discarded it.

    The test results (before adding LC) were: FC = ~2.5 ppm; CC = 0 ppm; CYA =35 ppm; TA = ~110 ppm; pH = 7.3 ppm; CH = ~375-400 ppm.

    I upped the FC to ~5 ppm after the test. Should I still be concerned about the pool water due to the "hantavirus" if the mouse have it? Or would the chlorine in the water sufficient enough to kill the virus if present?
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    Re: Deer mouse in pool

    According to that article, it
    is spread to humans who inhale airborne dust and aerosol particles
    ... that does not seem like much of a concern if it downed in the pool.
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    Re: Deer mouse in pool

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    According to that article, it ... that does not seem like much of a concern if it downed in the pool.
    I sure hope you are right. Thanks.
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    Re: Deer mouse in pool

    Coming from the pool, I would not worry about them at all. With the chlorine in the pool, I don't worry about anything serious being introduced. Living in the country, I get all sorts of critters and fish dead mice out of my pool several times a season. I just toss them out into the back yard as food for our resident red hawk. Last summer my wife saw me toss one out and said the hawk nailed it before it bounced a second time.
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    Re: Deer mouse in pool

    He wasn't related to that MLM (Mostly Liquid Mouse) that was discovered yesterday, was he ?
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    Re: Deer mouse in pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Propbndr View Post
    Coming from the pool, I would not worry about them at all. With the chlorine in the pool, I don't worry about anything serious being introduced. Living in the country, I get all sorts of critters and fish dead mice out of my pool several times a season. I just toss them out into the back yard as food for our resident red hawk. Last summer my wife saw me toss one out and said the hawk nailed it before it bounced a second time.
    Thanks for the reassurance, Propbndr! I'll let my wife and kids know not to also worry - but I think I might have caused them to .

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    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    He wasn't related to that MLM (Mostly Liquid Mouse) that was discovered yesterday, was he ?
    Hmmm, I do not get it, duraleigh. What is MLM? Sorry...
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    Re: Deer mouse in pool

    MLM story was... Gross. Funny, but gross

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...y-Liquid-Mouse
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    Re: Deer mouse in pool

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCannonball View Post
    MLM story was... Gross. Funny, but gross

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...y-Liquid-Mouse
    Yuck! That MLM was pretty gross indeed. At least the dead mouse in our pool was only there a max of 8 to 10 hours.
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    Re: Deer mouse in pool

    I seem to pull MLM out of my skimmer on a fairly regular basis ... I guess what that really reveals is that I do not empty my skimmer often enough
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    Re: Deer mouse in pool

    Two weeks into my new pool and I had some pre MLM. I don't think it was a deer mouse.

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