There was a mouse in our pool & instead of draining the water and sanitizing it my apartment complex just added a bunch of chlorine to it. Is that safe on the skin? Is that getting rid of the bacteria?


High levels of chlorine can be irritating to skin and also eyes. Each individual is unique in how they react to elevated levels of chlorine so it is hard to tell if you would have any reaction and it is depedent on the level. However, rasing the chlorine level is the safe way to make sure that the bacteria introduced is destroyed and swimmers are safe from illness. After the chlorine has been added it is advised that you wait until the chlorine level in the water comes down to around 5 ppm. Use pool test strips to test the chlorine level (and pH) to make sure the water is safe to swim.

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