Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later, and with all the bad luck we've had with our second pool (just installed last month) it was inevitable that there were more "learning experiences" ahead for us with this new pool. I just really could have done without this learning experience I'm about to describe.
This weekend we had a young child vomit in the pool. It was a significant amount, enough that some of it pooled on the bottom of the pool and the rest dispersed over the surface. I used basic principles that I have learned here to clean up the mess, but I wanted to check in and make sure no one else had any advice to offer. Here are the steps I took:
- *We attended to the ill child and took care of his needs.
*We asked the other swimmers to please exit the pool and closed the pool for the evening
*I resisted the urge to drain the pool and scrub the whole thing down with Comit and steel wool
*Instead I checked the FC level (it was 4) and added bleach to bring the pool up to shock level (I aimed for 12)
*I attached my automatic vacuum to clean the bottom of the pool
*I used my leaf net to skim the yuckies off of the surface of the water
The pool looked fine today, no trace of the icky stuff. I kept it closed anyway due rainy weather here today, but plan to open if all is well tomorrow. But before I reopen, I assume I should check and balance all chemical parameters, backwash the filter, and specifically check for CC's. If it all checks out, am I ok to reopen? Or is there something more I should do? Advice is appreciated.