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    Mice in bottom of pool

    After being shut down for 3 months, I went to skim all the leaves in the pool bottom today and found a floater. No big surprise, we get a few each year and I get them out quickly. However, I was really surprised to find 6 mice mixed in with the leaves on the bottom. No idea how long they have been there, but the bodies were intact and maybe a little bloated. I'm sure my levels are way off since I haven't touched the pool since shut down. I'm dealing with the ph first since we have hard water out here in NM. Then I'm going to start shocking the heck out of it. I've read the CDC memo on dead critters in the pool and hyperchlorination.
    http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimmin ... pools.html

    It's 19000 gal with an attached hot tub, waterfalls, and salt water setup with a Goldline Aqua-Rite chlorinator. Still in winter mode with air in the lines. I've started to add acid to get the ph leveled. I was going to shock it with Power Powder Plus a few times before even starting it up for the first run. Any suggestions? First time in 7 years I've dealt with a mouse problem like this. Thanks!

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    Re: Mice in bottom of pool

    A better question would be.. "why are mice committing suicide in your pool?" Lol...
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    Re: Mice in bottom of pool

    No doubt LMAO

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    Re: Mice in bottom of pool

    I would follow the suggested shock process in Pool School and make sure you pass the OCLT before you quit. That should take care of anything in there.
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    Re: Mice in bottom of pool

    Quote Originally Posted by vipergts
    I've read the CDC memo on dead critters in the pool and hyperchlorination.
    http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimmin ... pools.html
    Interesting link. I pray that I never find a dead calf in my pool.
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    Re: Mice in bottom of pool

    Watched a coyote run across our snow cover safety cover before I got the fence up. Now it just goes around.
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    Re: Mice in bottom of pool

    Thanks Bama. I'll get it tuned right.

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