Everyone out of the pool. The CDC recommends how to handle the fecal matter in order to prevent the spread of recreational water illnesses. Do not swim if you have diarrhea. See Below;
Regular care of your private pool or hot/tub spa is important to keep the water clean and balanced and your equipment functioning properly. However, accidents will happen, especially with young swimmers. Below you will find information about how to handle a fecal incident in your private pool.
What should I do if someone poops in the pool?
Follow these steps to remove formed poop or diarrhea and disinfect the water:
- Close the pool to swimmers.
- Put on disposable gloves.
- Remove the poop using a net or bucket. Do not vacuum the poop from the pool.
- Clean as much poop as possible from the item used to remove the poop and dispose of it in a sanitary manner.
- Disinfect the item used to remove the poop by immersing it in the pool during the 30-minute disinfection time described below.
- Remove and dispose of gloves
- Raise the free chlorine concentration to, or maintain it at, 2 parts per million (ppm) and maintain the pH at 7.5 or less for 30 minutes.
- Confirm that the filtration system is operating properly.