Scabies & Green Pool Water..Swimming Pool Algae!!
I just came back from vacation and found that someone with scabies was swimming in my pool.
It is a 27 foot round above ground pool. My water was green from not being tended to all week and I am treating that, and I also added 5 lbs. of shock.
Is there anything else I can do? I am still on vacation and planned on using the pool this week. Is it safe to swim in?Thanks for the questions
Right now I would recommend you clear up your green swimming pool before going swimming. From what I know, Scabies is an infection that is transmitted from person to person through direct contact, toilet seats, clothing, towels, etc...
I'm not familiar with Scabies being transmitted through swimming pools, but you may want to contact your doctor. First get a Taylor Reagent FAS-DPD K-2006 pool water test kit. It's the best on the market.
Next, you can go to this link to find the best way to clear up your swimming pool algae:
Remove Swimming Pool Algae
Be sure you're using the right amount of shock and check your cyanuric acid (CYA)level. this is the stabilizer for your chlorine and can help reduce the pool chlorine use by up to 50%. These links can help with the above:
Adjust Your Swimming Pool Chlorine
To keep your pool looking its best, you can go here for a good start:
Swimming Pool Tips
Hope this help and have a great Summer