It’s all fun and games until an accident happens. A swim diaper leaks. Eek! There is now pool in the pool. The good news is that your pool most likely does not need to be drained. Proper pool care is necessary since there are many types of bacteria released in the water when this happens. There are steps put out by the CDC that will get your water clean & clear and you swimming again.
Follow These Steps To Take Care Of Poop In The Pool:
- Get everyone out of the pool
- Put on disposable gloves
- Remove the poop in the pool- use a net or bucket. Do not vacuum it up.
- Wash your hands & disinfect the items used for removal
- Raise the free chlorine concentration to, or maintain it at, 2 (ppm) & maintain the pH at 7.5 for 30 minutes.
- Be sure to check that your filtration system is functioning properly
- After the disinfection is complete, backwash the filter well. – Discharge directly to waste (follow local regulations).
- Replace the filter media (if needed).
- Once disinfection is complete & levels are back to normal you can let everyone back into the pool.
Try to prevent this from happening. Have swimmers use the bathroom before entering your pool. Check baby diapers, they are the most common cause of accidents. Make sure all kids who need diapers are wearing swim diapers.