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    Thread: Why you wear gloves and boots when you work in your pond

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      Why you wear gloves and boots when you work in your pond

      Shawn Rosen from Koi Market posted this, I thought it was worth sharing:







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      This little piggy went to market and did not come home...
      Again, going into a pond with an open wound is playing with fire, bacteria is opportunistic, maybe it didnít happen the first second or tenth time but it can definitely happen.

      This doesnít mean you should not touch the water or get rid of your pond, just be careful with open wounds and pond water.

      Stay Safe my Friends...
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      Never again will I be wearing crocs and working inside the pond. That is some scary stuff.
      I think we all think, it is such a rare chance that this would happen to me. The moral here is, even though rare, it can happen, and could have been avoided.

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      I'd think Crocs or old tennis shoes would provide some foot protection. The issue is any type of cut or puncture through the skin letting bacteria in. It's rare for this level but more likely to be an issue as we age. I've seen a person's hand swell up after cleaning filters. They had a very small cut on the hand and didn't think it would be an issue.
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      Thanks for sharing.

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      use newskin over open wounds and then some type of covering. I know years ago with west coast ikeage, one of the years I reall y damaged one of my hands, but didn't want to miss out so used newskin and a waterproof bandage on top of that... didn't get infected.
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      I wonder which part will be amputated when you swim with the fish?

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      Quote Originally Posted by coolwon View Post
      I wonder which part will be amputated when you swim with the fish?

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      haha... I swim with the fishes most days.....(to pull leaves from the bottom drain). I have a big olive green chagoi about 1m long who comes up to the facemask to look in and say hello. If a fish rubs against me....it's always him. How I survive the bugs who knows. Maybe developed immunity long ago swimming in rivers as a boy...

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      It probably has to be a fresh open wound to cause that, just like HIV and STD (and no I don't have it lol). Always better safe than sorry.

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      When I showed fish, I was quite happy to go in am after the odd reluctant fish to save chasing it with a net on a pole.

      Far less stressful for all concerned.

      I never ever considered a stump with such neat stitching though.

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      Maybe better ....why you have pond system that does not need you to be in the pond.

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      This is scary. I and my family swim with my fish. However, before swimming pools and even now millions of people swim in rivers and lakes so I assume this is a very rare or else that would not happen. It is still scary in the event it does happen to you. Maybe it is the concentration of bio load in the water. Wish I knew more about this.

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      Quote Originally Posted by fsbbn View Post
      This is scary. I and my family swim with my fish. However, before swimming pools and even now millions of people swim in rivers and lakes so I assume this is a very rare or else that would not happen. It is still scary in the event it does happen to you. Maybe it is the concentration of bio load in the water. Wish I knew more about this.
      I think this is more of an issue with watergardens or aquascape type ponds where there can be a build-up of nasties on the pond bottom, as well as people not washing up after getting out... and having open wounds.
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      control of underlying medical conditions probably more important then your foot care or boot choice. Diabetes and vascular disease lead to a lot of shorter toes and legs.

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