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#510429 - 08/17/19 12:10 PM Swimmers rash
nvcdl Offline

Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 66
Loc: Orange, VA

Was working in my pond last week pulling up watershield and spent a fair amount of time in the water.

Got a nasty rash all over my body that looks to be swimmers rash. Have noticed I got slight rashes in past when I got pond water on me - particually when pulling weeds.

Anyone else get swimmers rash from their pond water?

#510446 - 08/17/19 09:06 PM Re: Swimmers rash [Re: nvcdl]
Bill Cody Offline
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Registered: 04/18/02
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Loc: Northwest Ohio - Malinta OH
Very likely swimmers itch. If you have snails in the pond then it is swimmers itch. Google it for more info about it.
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#510473 - 08/18/19 12:19 PM Re: Swimmers rash [Re: nvcdl]
nvcdl Offline

Registered: 04/16/19
Posts: 66
Loc: Orange, VA
Yup - a good number of snails are on the watershield. Stocked some red ear fingerlings earlier this year - hopefully they will grow up and keep the snail population down.

Edited by nvcdl (08/19/19 07:52 PM)

#511344 - 09/09/19 06:49 PM Re: Swimmers rash [Re: nvcdl]
murphycp Offline

Registered: 09/09/19
Posts: 1
Loc: North Carolina
My puppy is getting swimmers itch! I did Google and have read about it, but I see conflicting information. Is it or is it not OK to put copper sulfate in the pond to kill the snails? I have even put an electric fence around the pond, but the dog steps on and over it without even blinking.

#511501 - 09/12/19 01:22 PM Re: Swimmers rash [Re: nvcdl]
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Registered: 11/20/11
Posts: 1964
Loc: East Bloomfield, NY USA
If you have the option, yellow perch will clean out the snails also.


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