While swimming in my pool today, I noticed a dead animal smell in the vacinity. After checking the bushes, etc, it finally dawned on me to check the skimmer basket. I was totally creeped out when I lifted the skimmer lid and found a dead baby bunny, badly mauled, quite dead and floating. Apparently my cat mauled it and it fell into the pool while trying to escape. The odor was pretty strong so I am going to guess that it had been in there for a couple of days. I called my husband in a panic and he told me that he shocked the pool just last night (we run the pump at night) but had not thought to check the skimmer basket. He said not to worry about it.
Now I'm afraid to go back into the pool, and wondering if I have been exposed to any potentially harmful organisms. I don't normally worry about the occasional chipmunk but this animal was in pretty bad shape.
Should I add anything to the pool to make sure it's safe? Any advice would be appreciated.