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    Houston we have a problem

    My nephew had quite the accident in my pool yesterday evening. Lets just say he had tummy problems and his bum responded to them (the net won't help if you know I mean). So, I poured enough clorox into the pool to get my fc up to 20 and I have been backwashing every hour or so. What else should I do? My water's clear but I'm not comfortable with knowing those "biologics" might still be in my water.
    14k gallon oval agp, sand filter, 1hp pump, BBB method, K-2006 Test Kit
    Roanoke, VA

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    Re: Houston we have a problem

    First thing is not to panic. You have done the right thing so far. I'd keep the FC at shock level for the next couple of days and keep the pump running. The chlorine will sanitize and oxidize everything that's in there. I also wouldn't worry about continuing to backwash so much. Maybe one more time, day after tomorrow as the FC is coming back down from shock level to make you, et.al. feel better.
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    Re: Houston we have a problem

    Panic was last night when it happened - today is just disbelief that my SIL let her son swim when he was sick. One more question that I have is this - do I need to do anything to treat the sand in the filter now, or will the chlorine take care of that too? Thanks so much for your response.
    14k gallon oval agp, sand filter, 1hp pump, BBB method, K-2006 Test Kit
    Roanoke, VA

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    Re: Houston we have a problem

    The chlorine will take care of it. You don't need to do anything special to the sand.
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    Re: Houston we have a problem

    Thank you. I hope for a summer free of "Code Browns" from here on out!!
    14k gallon oval agp, sand filter, 1hp pump, BBB method, K-2006 Test Kit
    Roanoke, VA

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    Re: Houston we have a problem

    Im sure this isn't the first pool that has happened to.
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    Re: Houston we have a problem

    The proper, politically incorrect, internet name for it is........... "MUD SHARK". lol.
    I'm an avid fisherman so it's a familiar term on the lakes and it applies to any bodies of water including pools.
    Mesa Arizona. Old school 26,000 gallon in ground plaster pool with sand filter built in 1984.

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    Re: Houston we have a problem

    Lol! Well all mud sharks and code browns (medical lingo) are not welcome in my precious body of water!
    14k gallon oval agp, sand filter, 1hp pump, BBB method, K-2006 Test Kit
    Roanoke, VA

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