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Thread: My newest pool adventure....a critter in the skimmer

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    My newest pool adventure....a critter in the skimmer

    So there was a dead mouse in the skimmer today. I assumed I should bring FC up to shock level. Did I do right? Is one day enough?
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    Re: My newest pool adventure....a critter in the skimmer

    I would think one day would be enough, but wait for one of the experts to chime in.
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    Re: My newest pool adventure....a critter in the skimmer

    If the body was intact then you don't even need to raise the FC any higher than normal. You can if you want, won't hurt anything, but really no more contaminates than a normal swimmer.
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    Re: My newest pool adventure....a critter in the skimmer

    You should test your water to determine if you need to do anything or not.
    But if it makes you feel better, you can raise the FC for a day or 2.
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    Re: My newest pool adventure....a critter in the skimmer

    Thanks!
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    Re: My newest pool adventure....a critter in the skimmer

    As long as the carcass is intact and your FC was within the recommended range you should be fine. Some folks like to bump up to shock level just for peace of mind, but it is not necessary.
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