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    child had accident in pool

    my 2 year old had an accident in the pool.. (not pee- the other one...) was wondering if I should take any special precautions.. it was contained in her suit but.. still?
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    Re: child had accident in pool

    Shock and try an OCLT. It should be fine, but just on the safe side.

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    Re: child had accident in pool

    I agree with Leebo.

    Being a nurse, it was interesting to find out for myself. Lots of my patients go to public pools and such.

    This is from the CDC recommendations..... It appears more for public pools, but it basically says ...shock it or add some extra chlorine that will kills most, not all germs, and you will be fine. Let the water circulate at least once. As long as it was not diarrhea and all of the stool was removed.

    ~~~Raise the free chlorine to 2 parts per million (ppm), if less than 2 ppm, and ensure pH 7.5 or less and a temperature of 77F (25C) or higher. This chlorine concentration was selected to keep the pool closure time to approximately 30 minutes. Other concentrations or closure times can be used as long as the contact time (CT) inactivation value* is achieved (see next page).
    4. Maintain free chlorine concentration at 2 ppm and pH 7.5 or less for at least 25 minutes before reopening the pool. State or local regulators may require higher free chlorine levels in the presence of chlorine stabilizers, which are known to slow disinfection. Ensure that the filtration system is operating while the pool reaches and maintains the proper free chlorine concentration during the disinfection process.~~~

    Here is the website...

    http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/pdf/swi ... ations.pdf
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    Re: child had accident in pool

    Like Leebo said, raise the FC to shock level and run an OCLT. If you pass just let the FC come back to normal.
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    Re: child had accident in pool

    thanx guys I was planning on shocking over night but just wanted to be sure there was nothing else I should do.
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    Re: child had accident in pool

    I just had this happen not long ago at my sons birthday party. Little went in her swim diaper.
    I elevated the fc to 8 that morning, I normally keep it about 4.5 no issues at all, cl just did its job.
    My god daughter also threw up in our pool from swallowing too much water, did the same thing elevated fc to ~8 and no issues. I basically just about double the amount of fc in the pool when something like this happens and with little ones it will
    This Seems to work well for me
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