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    There's a dead animal in my pool

    In my pool
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    Re: There's a dead animal in my pool

    doesn't look particularly menacing: just take it out and enjoy the pool. Whatever that poor thing brought in is long killed by chlorine provided you have correct level of FC in the water.

    Be grateful it didn't chose deep end to end its days .
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    Re: There's a dead animal in my pool

    Uhm. Get it out.
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    Re: There's a dead animal in my pool

    Ok I got it out
    oh god
    how will I ever swim in the pool again? No amount of chlorine will fix this
    It was a gigantic rat
    RAT
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    Re: There's a dead animal in my pool

    Looks like a mole, we had one earlier this year in our pool. It also ended up in our skimmer, I would put a grocery bag over your hand (like a glove) and pull it out. But as my daughters say "dad's gross!"

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    Re: There's a dead animal in my pool

    Quote Originally Posted by jesses408 View Post
    Ok I got it out
    oh god
    how will I ever swim in the pool again? No amount of chlorine will fix this
    It was a gigantic rat
    RAT
    whatever it brought in is already converted to safe compounds and does not exist in its original form. It's all psychological, no science to back up.
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    Re: There's a dead animal in my pool

    And the best part is that I don't know how long it's been in there because I clean the skimmer basket every Wednesday. I could have been swimming in rat water for the past week! RAT WATER!
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    Re: There's a dead animal in my pool

    Ok, that's worse than a mole. If it were in my pool I would just hope I was the one to find it (then I would dispose of it and never tell the girls for fear they wouldn't swim in the pool ever again).
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    Re: There's a dead animal in my pool

    You can raise the FC 2 or 3 ppm if it will make you feel better.
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    Re: There's a dead animal in my pool

    Pffft, we've come out to dead opossums, squirrels, and birds in our pool. And had a living tarantula in the skimmer weir, what's next?
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    Re: There's a dead animal in my pool

    Quote Originally Posted by jesses408 View Post
    Ok I got it out
    oh god
    how will I ever swim in the pool again? No amount of chlorine will fix this
    It was a gigantic rat
    RAT
    Sounds like the only option is to fill in the pool and dig a new one elsewhere. Good luck!

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    Re: There's a dead animal in my pool

    Quote Originally Posted by jesses408 View Post
    And the best part is that I don't know how long it's been in there because I clean the skimmer basket every Wednesday. I could have been swimming in rat water for the past week! RAT WATER!
    You might want to check it a few times a week from now on.
    Personally, I clean mine out daily, especially since we have a surrounding garden and lots of trees, and use a skimmer sock.
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    Re: There's a dead animal in my pool

    My best find was a 4' water moccasin. Alive!




    Quote Originally Posted by cannoncd View Post
    Sounds like the only option is to fill in the pool and dig a new one elsewhere. Good luck!

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    Re: There's a dead animal in my pool

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    My best find was a 4' water moccasin. Alive!
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    Re: There's a dead animal in my pool

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    My best find was a 4' water moccasin. Alive!






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    Re: There's a dead animal in my pool

    Got 3 chipmunks so far this year. I would recommend checking the skimmer more than once a week though.
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    Re: There's a dead animal in my pool

    Going to start checking the skimmer daily now! I put in 2 gallons of concentrated bleach yesterday for good measure. Need to get all the rat water cleaned
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    Re: There's a dead animal in my pool

    Have any of you used the critter skimmer? I saw mention of it somewhere (this forum?) recently and checked it out. May help keep ickies out of your pool!

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    Re: There's a dead animal in my pool

    That's actually a really good idea if it works. I'd rather spend the money buying those than ever have to fish a dead rat out of my pool and think of swimming in rat water

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    Have any of you used the critter skimmer? I saw mention of it somewhere (this forum?) recently and checked it out. May help keep ickies out of your pool!

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    Re: There's a dead animal in my pool

    Just slam until the animal is completely digested.
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