There's a dead animal in my pool

max2k

Well-known member
Dec 29, 2014
523
Santa Ana, CA
doesn't look particularly menacing: just take it out and enjoy the pool. Whatever that poor thing brought in is long killed by chlorine provided you have correct level of FC in the water.

Be grateful it didn't chose deep end to end its days :).
 

riggs0000

Member
Apr 6, 2016
10
Floyds Knobs, In
Looks like a mole, we had one earlier this year in our pool. It also ended up in our skimmer, I would put a grocery bag over your hand (like a glove) and pull it out. But as my daughters say "dad's gross!"

Mike
 

max2k

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Dec 29, 2014
523
Santa Ana, CA
Ok I got it out
oh god
how will I ever swim in the pool again? No amount of chlorine will fix this
It was a gigantic rat
RAT
whatever it brought in is already converted to safe compounds and does not exist in its original form. It's all psychological, no science to back up.
 

jesses408

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Jul 26, 2016
46
Little Elm, TX
And the best part is that I don't know how long it's been in there because I clean the skimmer basket every Wednesday. I could have been swimming in rat water for the past week! RAT WATER!
 

riggs0000

Member
Apr 6, 2016
10
Floyds Knobs, In
Ok, that's worse than a mole. If it were in my pool I would just hope I was the one to find it (then I would dispose of it and never tell the girls for fear they wouldn't swim in the pool ever again).
 

johnsjets

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Jun 8, 2009
53
Rockland County, NY
And the best part is that I don't know how long it's been in there because I clean the skimmer basket every Wednesday. I could have been swimming in rat water for the past week! RAT WATER!
You might want to check it a few times a week from now on.
Personally, I clean mine out daily, especially since we have a surrounding garden and lots of trees, and use a skimmer sock.
 

jesses408

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Jul 26, 2016
46
Little Elm, TX