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    Sanitary Help

    OK... Not really sure where this falls so I thought I would post it here.

    Tonight while swimming, my 5 year old had a little accident in her pants. She went #2 a little bit. Being this is very unlike her, I am not sure what needs to be done to keep the pool sanitary. Any advice is welcome!!

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    Re: Sanitary Help

    If it was solid, keep the FC elevated by 3-4 extra ppm of FC, and leave the filter/pump running overnight - if it was loose, I'd shock it and leave the pump running.
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    Re: Sanitary Help

    OK... Thanks. Nothing got in the pool as it was contained within her bathing suit. I brought the chlorine up to 10 today (since that is all I had of the liquid) and ran the filter all night. Hopefully that will do the trick.
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    Re: Sanitary Help

    Well she did it again.... Her mom gave her a laxative and it hit her all of the sudden. This time it was loose!! I vaccumed everything that went to the bottom then removed the filter and put a different one in. I then dropped in 2 1/2 gallons of chlorine. I left the pump on all night.

    Is there anything else I should do? Is there anything I should not have done? How long should I hold the FC up and at what levels?

    Thank you!!!
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    Re: Sanitary Help

    Nope, shocking is the thing to do. Keep it at shock levels for at least 24 hours and do an overnight FC loss test.
    Overnight FC Loss Test
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    Re: Sanitary Help

    Ok... Well I added 2 1/2 gallons which didn't seem to be enough so I added another 5 gallons of chlorine. After acouple of days I tested it just to see where it was. I was sitting at 5ppm so I went and got another 5 gallons and let it circulate for 24-48 hours with the pump running 24/7. I tested last night about 9PM and it was at 18ppm and then I tested again this morning at 6AM and it was still at 18ppm. My SWG was turned off too.

    It has been almost a week and 12.5 gallons of chlorine later, so am I in the clear now?

    Thanks!!!
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    Re: Sanitary Help

    Sounds like you should be good now. New rule, "no swimming until 24 hours after last laxative dose"!
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    Re: Sanitary Help

    Good Rule!!! If I could only get my ex-wife to inform me of these things. Lol
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