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    What is that smell?!?

    Wow. So yesterday walked outside and it smelled like something died a week ago. We thought it was the trash & cleaned & bleached it. The crews were here working in about a foot of mud and muck - I was so embarrassed of the smell. My PB showed up to check on the job & I mentioned the smell. He said he thinks it's rotting grass from the rain & mud piled in top of it. Gross. I had no ideas "grass" could smell so rank. Anyone ever heard this before?

    Or maybe I've watched too many episodes of Snapped & took advantage of the excavation I mean, it would be the perfect spot to dispose of something.

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    Re: What is that smell?!?

    Dunno your neighbor situation, but one of the most foul odors on earth is the recently rainsoaked backyard of the neighbor who owns multiple dogs, leaves them outdoors all the time, and never cleans up after them. By far the best housefly nursery too.
    Or maybe I've watched too many episodes of Snapped & took advantage of the excavation I mean, it would be the perfect spot to dispose of something.

    Kidding, of course.

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    Re: What is that smell?!?

    This is another reason to remove the sod under your above ground pools. I have also heard of members using old carpets under their pools ... with horrendously smelly results.
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    Re: What is that smell?!?

    Yea, rotting grass is awful smelling for sure.

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    Re: What is that smell?!?

    It is definitely the grass and sod. When we removed our hillside to make way for our pool, the second go around, we unearthed rotting sod. Smelled horrific!
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    Re: What is that smell?!?

    Oh, yes...I remember that smell. It's pretty rank.
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    Re: What is that smell?!?

    I missed out on that little pleasure I guess. I stripped the sod and relaid it elsewhere prior to the dig. Couldn't bear to destroy the best patch of grass on my lot. Fortunately I had somewhere else that could benefit from it.
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    Re: What is that smell?!?

    Its the grass. Its composting. Peppy LePew would be proud!
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    Re: What is that smell?!?

    It could be the sod or even old organics from the pool excavation itself. It's not unusual for disturbed ground to reek.
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    Re: What is that smell?!?

    Definitely could be the mud. Here in the coastal Carolinas we have stuff called Pluff Mud. It can really smell....

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    Re: What is that smell?!?

    Sorry... I'll stand downwind next time.
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    Re: What is that smell?!?

    Weird it's gone today. But it stunk bad for a day or so.
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    Re: What is that smell?!?

    Maybe it decomposed enough.
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