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    dead bat in pool.

    If you found a dead bat in your pool would you just shock it really well?
    Its not me but a person I know. She has not had it tested for rabies as she found it today.
    I have no clue of any of her readings. Was not sure where to post this. Suggestions?
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    Re: dead bat in pool.

    Depends how long it was there, if just a short time I would simple boost FC level some and move on, if it had time to start to decay then that is a different matter.

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    Re: dead bat in pool.

    I found a deat bat in mine about a week ago. It must have drowned that night so it wasnt in there too long. It didnt affect any of my chlorine levels that I could tell. Not sure about any rabies being in my pool though. Would the chlorine kill the rabies?
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    Re: dead bat in pool.

    I don't think it was there long. She took a picture of it. I would think the chlorine would kill any virus. I think she wants to drain it though which is crazy. Thanks for the input.
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    Real pool never happened,,, ripped off. :-(
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    Re: dead bat in pool.

    As long as the critter is intact and no internal organs or fluids have leaked into the pool it should be fine. Most folks bump up the chlorine a few ppm. If your friend wants extra peace of mind she can SLAM the pool for 24 hours.
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    Re: dead bat in pool.

    We pulled many bats out of our IGP: dead and alive & never drained the water. They were attracted to our skimmer for some reason.

    We boosted after a carcass removal or live visitor swim, but we never drained the water. I swam in that pool for 30 some years and never once became ill or was rabid.

    Just mentioning this for peace of mind so she can see there are bat survivors out there.

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