Animal Poop in pool


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Jun 26, 2019
East Lansing michigan
Woke up this morning to find that a deer must have gone for a late night swim and evacuated in my pool. My CYA is at 70-80 and FC was 9.0 last night. I cleaned up the mess as best I could but the majority of the pellets fell apart as I was scooping. Anyone have any recommendations as far as level of caution and if I should raise FC to slam levels for a 24 hour period? My instinct is to keep the family out of the pool and slam. And I'm fairly confident it was a deer since they frequent our yard, the size of the scat was about what I'd expect, and it was spread throughout the pool.

ship of fools

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Nov 9, 2011
Albany, NY
Are you sure? Several years ago my dog went in our pool and I looked into it and raising the chlorine level doesn't necessarily make it safe.
Here is the post - I think we kept it high for a day and went swimming and nothing happened but i think it's worth knowing.