I've heard the saying if you live long enough you will probably see or hear just about anything. Well here is a new one for me. After church this morning we decided to let the grandkids swim in the pool. I have had the solar blanket on the pool since 2 Sep. We took it off long enough on 12 Sep to swim and then put it back on. Anyway as I was removing the blanket today the water smelled terrible. When I get the blanket completely off I spotted the source of the bad smell. A full size possum (that's what we call them here in the south) had drowned and started to decay or rot under the blanket. There is an oily film on the water. I did a vacuum to waste of the bones that were on the bottom of the pool. Put the vinyl gloves on and got that stinking possum out of the pool.
Here are the most recent test results from 9 AM 26 Sep
FC 7 -- this was after I added and circulated 364 ounces of bleach on 25 Sep.
What are your recommendations on treating this stinking pool? The solar blanket will not go back on this year. If I can't get to smell off it then it is making a trip to the trash dump. Hopefully I can winterize the pool sometime in late October.