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    Wildlife issue

    Discovered a dead rabbit floating in the pool this afternoon. Do I need to do anything with the water?
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    Re: Wildlife issue

    I'd shock. And if you fished it out using a skimmer, leave that in to soak for an hour or so while the FC is up there.
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    Re: Wildlife issue

    It was in there less than 2 hours. Guess we can't swim today then?
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    Re: Wildlife issue

    I don't know about that. I hunted up the CDC guidelines, since the hazard is similar to a "fecal matter incident." Section 6.5.3.1 and 6.5.3.2 give some guidelines. They are vague about how CYA affects FC, since commercial pools don't get to use it much.

    A couple hours should kill anything the rabbit brought in with it, unless the rabbit started leaking something.
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    Re: Wildlife issue

    Appeared to be "intact" when I got it out. Just hate to not get to swim if everything is likely ok.
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    Re: Wildlife issue

    Quote Originally Posted by joshs2000ss
    Appeared to be "intact" when I got it out. Just hate to not get to swim if everything is likely ok.
    Heck, I'd get in the pool. At 14K gallons if pool chlorine maintained properly the possible rabbit debris has been sanitized. Enjoy the water.
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    Re: Wildlife issue

    Just raise your FC up to shock level, wait an hour or so, and go swimming.
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    Re: Wildlife issue

    Maybe you could find out how the rabbit he did get in there on the first place! You no want another rabbit in your pool
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    Re: Wildlife issue

    Quote Originally Posted by renohuskerdu
    Maybe you could find out how the rabbit he did get in there on the first place! You no want another rabbit in your pool
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    Re: Wildlife issue

    Quote Originally Posted by renohuskerdu
    Maybe you could find out how the rabbit he did get in there on the first place! You no want another rabbit in your pool
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