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    Armadillo in pool

    Last night we came home to an armadillo swimming in our pool. He was just swimming around, and he climbed out from the steps and stood on the side of the pool and drank from it. Then he climbed back in the pool and went for another short swim before he got out and walked away. I know that armadillos are carriers of leprocy. Do I need to shock my pool?
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    Re: Armadillo in pool

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    As long as you had sufficient chlorine in the pool before, and you still do now, you have nothing to worry about.
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    Re: Armadillo in pool

    Even tho I run good FC/CYA levels, the bottom line for me is if I am not perfectly satisfied I will shock my pool, whether it needs it or not.

    Dead bird, dead mole/squirrel etc., I will raise to shock level.

    As MITS said, probably not necessary, but I feel better.

    Also, I have a compromised immune system and don't like to take any chances.
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    Re: Armadillo in pool

    All I can say is Eww. That was one heck of a surprise.
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    Re: Armadillo in pool

    They do love to swim! Opossums do too. I'd raise it to shock level just for the heck of it.
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    Re: Armadillo in pool

    I spoke too soon. My dogs started barking hysterically in the backyard and it appears we had some visitors.
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    Re: Armadillo in pool

    If you maintain the proper FC level no need to shock. Now if it got low or if you had CC then I feel there would be an issue. Just think what happens in the pool when you're not around.
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    Re: Armadillo in pool

    We call those "possum's on a half-shell"..............
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