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    Dead Mice - Any real impact?

    So I just fished out the third dead mouse from the pool. I had just been down to the pool and so this guy was only in the water for a few hours. Is there any real impact on the balance for these little guys?

    I have been chasing an algae problem and thought I was on the mend when this guy showed up.

    My current readings are:

    FC 11
    CC <.5
    CYA 70
    CH 320 (ish)
    PH 7.5
    TA 120

    My FC is high because I am coming off of a couple of days at shock level (28).
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    Re: Dead Mice - Any real impact?

    Did you pass the 3 tests tip so the shock process?

    Regarding the mouse, would not hurt to bump back up to shock level again ... May not really be necessary though.

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    Re: Dead Mice - Any real impact?

    I doubt it, FC is high enough that any nasties he might have put in the pool are gone.
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    Re: Dead Mice - Any real impact?

    because of my CYA shock level is kindof expensive to get to ( 28 fc ) so I am not expecting to go back up. that said I am still showing a little algae growth on the sides of the pool.
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    Re: Dead Mice - Any real impact?

    Most animals are not a serious health risk. Raccoons or pre-weaned calves and lambs can be a health risk. See the following page for more information.

    http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimmin ... pools.html

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    Re: Dead Mice - Any real impact?

    Good to know. Mine are still alive!
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    Re: Dead Mice - Any real impact?

    At least they weren't 3 blind mice? And they didn't chase your wife?
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    Re: Dead Mice - Any real impact?

    My pool is on the edge of a hayfield and my seasonal dead mouse count averages around six. Unless I've been away and the corpse has bloated I never do anything. We've been at this in the same location since 1946 (before I was born.) I do check my skimmers daily if I'm not away.
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    Re: Dead Mice - Any real impact?

    Quote Originally Posted by Durk
    My pool is on the edge of a hayfield and my seasonal dead mouse count averages around six. Unless I've been away and the corpse has bloated I never do anything. We've been at this in the same location since 1946 (before I was born.) I do check my skimmers daily if I'm not away.
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    Re: Dead Mice - Any real impact?

    Quote Originally Posted by watermonster
    because of my CYA shock level is kindof expensive to get to ( 28 fc ) so I am not expecting to go back up. that said I am still showing a little algae growth on the sides of the pool.
    Sorry to read and point out this part of your comment. You might not be done shocking.
    How about draining some of your water to get that CYA in better range?
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