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Author Topic: Big Red full of Poop landed in a customers swimming pool today.  (Read 8114 times)
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« on: September 20, 2011, 05:51:20 PM »

All I can say it was very embarrising. They have large dogs and I had not scooped the yard in three days. I had finished scooping and was using the water hose to wash the stains off the cement where some of the dogs had pooped. When I dragged the water hose it knocked the Big Red into the pool. I did notify the owner and they said the chlorine will take care of it. I did explain it fell upside down and the poop floated to the top and 90% was trapped by the bag when I took it out.  I have always worried about not paying attention and walking into a swimming pool. I never considered my Big Red full of poop would make it in the pool before me....LOL.

I wold imagine that at any time there is probably more poop and urine in the loacal public swimming pool than we would ever would want to know.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2011, 09:00:00 PM »

OMG Bill I feel your pain.  Although this has never happened to me I am fearful all the time that it might....expecially at a house that I do of a celebrity and only have to scoop around the pool.  If it ever did happen ther at least it is tiny poop, but still.  So glad the customer was not POed.  Next time take precautions and close the bag up and move the big red far from the pool!   Grin
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 03:32:23 AM »

Wow, that really had to be a bad feeling.  I've never had the whole pan go in.  I have had one tiny nugget ricochet off of big red and go right in the pool.  Most people around here have pool service, so the chances of finding a net are zero to slim. 

Like you said Bill, public swimming pools have more in them than you can imagine.  I know from experience.  I stayed at a 5 star resort.  I went in the pool next to the cabanas that the adults were hanging around.  Not the pool with 500 kids in it.  A week later I got some sort of bacteria infection.  My doctor asked me if I had been in a pool lately.  He gave me antibiotics.  But 9 months later I busted a hernia in the same exact spot.  It ate a hole in my abdominal wall.  I will never go in a public pool again.
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011, 05:56:51 AM »

 Shocked Shocked



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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2011, 05:10:49 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011, 06:14:39 PM »

LOL!   Reminds me of the time I found a kid's poop in the YMCA pool this summer.  I tried to be discreet when telling the lifeguard about it...
"Uhm... there's something that looks like mud, but I don't think it's mud..."
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2011, 03:19:39 AM »

eww...

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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2011, 02:55:05 PM »

That's funny Matthew, I have pegged you all wrong.  I see you going up tot he life guard and telling him there is POOP in the pool!  No qualms about it!    Grin
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2016, 04:26:34 PM »

Seeing this topic for the first time today...5 years after the event occurred. While it is funny to read about today, it is something I only started to fear happening to me in the last couple of months.

The way Bill described it, it is almost like it is the same yard. The pool is in-ground, surrounded by a majestic white stone patio. There is a narrow path alongside the pool and the house. The area I scoop is at the opposite end of the enclosure, a very small grassy area, about 150 square feet. Sometimes, the dogs eliminate (both #1 & #2) on the patio. I use the hose to spray down the spots so they don't stain the tiles.

The spicket is located midway along the wall of the house, adjacent to the narrow path, next to the pool. I am always extra careful so I don't accidentally walk into the pool or worse...dump the poop into the pool.

Sorry to hear that actually happened to someone. What a great reminder to be extra vigilant while working in that yard.
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2016, 09:33:31 AM »

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I use the hose to spray down the spots so they don't stain the tiles.

Is it common to spray down patios and other hard surface areas of residue?  I have been just scraping it off as best I can. Usually their is no more hose as it has been chewed up and not replaced.
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« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2016, 07:56:35 PM »

I don't know if it is common; however, after my customer moved to his new home, I offered to spray the patio with his hose. He appreciated the gesture. Lately, the dogs have been staying off the patio and the hose has not been accessible due to being hooked up to a sprinkler.
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