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    Baby Ruth incident

    My wife just came in with the six year old granddaughter and we apparantly had a Baby Ruth incident. She wasn't watching close enough I guess. Any way there were two regular size and on bite size "candy bars" in the pool. They were quit solid and came right out (she made the six year old dive for them).

    Until now I have followed BB princples for the last 18 months and have never had to shock the pool. Just wondering what I need to do. I have added 2.5 gallons of 6% Bleach.

    I went to the store and bought two double packs of Clorox total of 5.6 Gallons (I made the six year old carry one. She dropped it three times) Hopefully its enough, but I know where to get more.

    Before the Incident my numbers were

    FC 3
    CC 0
    PH 7.7
    CYA 70
    Alk 68

    Havent checked on numbers now but need to know how long the pool should be closed and how high I need to bring the chlorine for how long to be considered "safe".
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    Re: Baby Ruth incident

    Here's a recent thread that covers it all Accidents happen!

    poop-in-the-pool-t5566.html?hilit=cdc

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    Re: CYA Sticky

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockcrawler
    Here is the CYA chart sticky by Chemgeek





    sticky.php?s=2346
    OK, I read that lots of good information, but I only speak English. According to the pool calculator The 2.5 gallons of bleach I added would bring me to about 13 PPm is that high enough ? And how long would I need to hold that.

    Sorry I have never had to shock my pool before.
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    Re: Baby Ruth incident

    The correct shock level depends on your CYA level, see this chart. (We moved some things around, so the old link doesn't work any more.) With CYA of 70, shock level is around 28.
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    Re: Baby Ruth incident

    Ugh, you made the 6 year old dive into the pool and retrieve her own poop by hand? That's disgusting... was it a punishment? Why not just grab a net and scoop it out?
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    Re: Baby Ruth incident

    Quote Originally Posted by EskimoPie
    Ugh, you made the 6 year old dive into the pool and retrieve her own poop by hand? That's disgusting... was it a punishment? Why not just grab a net and scoop it out?
    Actually the wife made her do it, Though I think it was a good Idea. This was not an accident. She was afraid if she got out swim time was over, as everyone else was already out of the pool.

    You think she will do it again ? Consequences.
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    Re: Baby Ruth incident

    Speaking of consequences, there are consequences of having a small child swim in and pick up feces.

    The physical ones you seem to be aware of which is why the thread on shocking the pool has come about.
    Jim

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