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Is a pool contaminated if a rat urinated in it?

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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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In brief: Rat urination

Anyone rat or person urinating in a pool will dilute in the pool water. There would have to be a lot of urine or not much water for it to be a problem. Is the pool chlorinated? If it is properly chlorinated this would decrease the risk.
Rodent urine and droppings can be a concern, however the problems have been more of an issue with fresh water, rodents urinating on cans, or contaminated dust.

In brief: Rat urination

Anyone rat or person urinating in a pool will dilute in the pool water. There would have to be a lot of urine or not much water for it to be a problem. Is the pool chlorinated? If it is properly chlorinated this would decrease the risk.
Rodent urine and droppings can be a concern, however the problems have been more of an issue with fresh water, rodents urinating on cans, or contaminated dust.
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