Finding a dead animal in the pool is very common, especially during summer months when they're looking for water to drink. Here are some things you can do to get the animal out properly, and how to disinfect the pool.
First find a disposable object or pool net if available to take animal out of the pool. If you use your pool net be sure to disinfect it by placing it in a bucket with water and chlorine for at least 2 hours.
If the animal is a small rodent, place it in a plastic bag and throw it away in the trash. If the animal is larger you can call 311 for information on how to properly dispose of the animal.
Next, disinfecting the pool is your number one priority. Keep everyone out of the pool, then shock it to reach a chlorine level of 20ppm. Afterwards run the pump for 24-48 hours and clean or backwash the filter after that time period. Do not let anyone into the pool until the water has reached to a safe chlorine level of 5ppm.
If you need help our technicians are well trained for any of these types of events.