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Old 08-30-2005, 07:58 AM   #1
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Three dolphins in a swimming pool

I saw on CNN that three dolphins were moved from there shoreside aquarium to a hotel swiming pool for safty reasons. My stupid question is, wouldn't the heavily chlorinated water be bad for them? obviously not since they said it was standard practice, but I can't imagine the critters liking the taste of swimming pool water.
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being air breathing mamals it probably wouldn't be as bad as if they were fish. However, I'm sure the water was probably drained and replaced with "fresh" untreated water.

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I saw that on CNN also and had the same questions.
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There are many swimming pools that use filtered sea water, especially in areas where they are close to the water and can pump it in. When you filter it out it is clear as FW, but you do not have the algae problems you have with total FW pools. If your bathers don't mind the salt then it is a great way to go. I am really hoping that is the case for these dolphins!
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But what about the Bioload!?
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I have done some searching and came up with this.

http://www.team4news.com/Global/story.asp?S=3776151

I don't seem to handle search engines well.
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I saw on the news that they are using "salt treated" water in the pool. They looked happy on the clip.
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Unfortunately, most current news is that those dolphins are now missing and likely did not survive the hurricane.
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I saw a picture yesterday of the dolphins in the pool. I'll try to dig up that link.
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