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That depends upon the quantity sprayed. And the time elapsed since it was sprayed to the time when it will rain and get accumulated in to the pool.
Honestly the concentration of the spray in the pool water would be too low to harm any one but ideally keeping in to consideration the standard precautions, you should discard the first accumulated water in the pool to make absolutely sure that there's nothing wrong with the water and its completely safe for you and your family.
I would have done the same.
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Can you change your pool's water?
Under ideal circumstances, it should be changed it the spray was done in close vicinity of pool and if you are sure that any water from the surroundings will definitely contaminate it.
I wont suggest you to use the pool like this ( and certainly this is what i would do for myself as well as for my kids). Would not take any chance to use the pool water with the fear of organophosphate contamination.
These are group of insecticide agents which are harmful to living beings ---- insects as well as humans.
I have seen many cases of accidental organophosphate poisoning and that is the reason why i would be cautious.
No one can, unless there is huge amount added and you clearly see the color changes in water surface due to chemicals added.
Practically speaking ---- not serious.
But theoretically this can be serious. The chances of poisoning might be less than 1% , but they do exist.
Varies from one person to another.
Amount that reaches systemic circulation after absorption from stomach/skin.
Also depends upon age and size of individual.
There is no amount considered safe for this.
Okay, at this point the chances of any problem are minimal.
But not zero.
I have already told you the same thing repeatedly, and i would never say that it would be safe for you.
I can understand your concerns.
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Yes. This includes the aerosol part that settles down later on the area it is sprayed on.
No need to get scared.
Joust avoid going in to the pool. And make arrangements to get the pool water changed (talk to the landlord).
As far as you are away from the pool water, there is absolutely no risk.
Yes the risks are negligible, if you are only talking about aerosol part.
Goodluck and stay relaxed.