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Thread: Dead rodent in pool. Do I need to shock?

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    Dead rodent in pool. Do I need to shock?

    This morning I found a dead rodent in the pool. I think it was a mole, but am not sure. Is it important to shock, or do anything special when you find a dead squirrel/chipmunk/rat/mouse/mole or anything else in the pool?
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    Re: Dead rodent in pool. Do I need to shock?

    I just fish the critter out and dump in an extra quart or so of bleach. It's not like it was in there dissolving for weeks.
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    Re: Dead rodent in pool. Do I need to shock?

    A properly chlorinated pool...probably not. I would do like Richard320 does and that's about it.

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    Re: Dead rodent in pool. Do I need to shock?

    Thanks. I added an extra gallon of bleach after I fished it out, so I intuitively did the same as you guys.
    36 x 18 oval pool, inground, plaster pool.
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    Pool built in 1971.

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    Re: Dead rodent in pool. Do I need to shock?

    Oh, and don't tell the wife or the kids that you found a rat in the pool. That should be your little secret, otherwise they might not want to swim again.

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