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    Diapered Kids in the Pool - A Risk?

    Hi,

    I have a friend who has a handicapped 3 year old who wears diapers. I was told that she will be wearing water tight leak-proof diapers. Do these work? Just need some experience, guidance or reassurance. Thanks.
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    Re: Diapered Kids in the Pool - A Risk?

    huggies makes things called little swimmers.
    http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/naviga ... tem=330248
    nothing is perfect, so if you do have fecal matter get in the pool, you should get everyone out and shock the pool. shocking instructions in pool-school/
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    Re: Diapered Kids in the Pool - A Risk?

    The disposable kind like huggies don't work very well at all.

    The good ones, that are lined in plastic or rubber type material, really only help contain "solids" and even they won't contain a loose stool. A good residual FC will take care of urine but anytime there is a "baby ruth incident" the FC needs to be bumped up immediately - loose stool requires shocking the pool, and I agree, it's best to keep everyone out if either happens.
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    Re: Diapered Kids in the Pool - A Risk?

    In reality there is not such thing as a swim diaper that will contain an accident, just a lot of marketing hype.

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    Re: Diapered Kids in the Pool - A Risk?

    Wow FPM ... I USED to like Babe Ruth bars
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    Re: Diapered Kids in the Pool - A Risk?

    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe
    Wow FPM ... I USED to like Babe Ruth bars
    Methinks FPM has seen "Caddyshack" one time too many!

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    Re: Diapered Kids in the Pool - A Risk?

    I can watch that movie over and over.

    It's hard not to laugh every time I'm on the tee and I think about Bill Murray.
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    Re: Diapered Kids in the Pool - A Risk?

    We use "little swimmers" although it doesn't retain the urine, it does retain solids. However like my wife found, after about 30-45mins of the solids being in the "swimmer" and in the pool that long, it isn't very "solid" anymore and will start seeping out.

    So we check every 15-20mins to make sure the "swimmer" is still clean.

    When I know the little one is going to be in the pool for a little bit, I will raise the Chlorine to about 3-4ppm and then after she is out, if we find a "surprise" in the swimmer, I will raise the pool CH to around 5-6ppm.

    So far this summer the little one has been in the pool about 20-25 times and have only had 4 surprises.

    Hopefully next season we won't have to worry about swimmers!
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    Re: Diapered Kids in the Pool - A Risk?

    Anytime you have under 5 year old childeren in the pool there is a risk. Whether they are handicapped or not does not make a difference. After each time the childeren are in my pool, (we also have a child that is handicapped along with her friends will get in the pool weekly) that night it gets shocked. I normally run my FC at 5ppm, and my shock level is 16ppm. So when the childeren get out I or DW adds a jug of bleach and I will check my levels the next AM.
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