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Forum: Pools, Pets and Creepy Critters

Pools and pets are an uneasy mix; and skunks, skinks, ducks, dogs, biting bugs, and swimming snakes weren't the pool visitors most owners expected.

  1. Smile My dog had a bout of amnesia

    the other day. It was early a.m. and I had my 3 dogs out with me to shut off power to the automatic pool cover pump since we didn't get the rain...

    Started by elsie‎, 02-25-2009 05:34 PM
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    06-03-2009 08:35 PM Go to last post
  2. @@@ Replace or sanitize water? @@@

    Hello, One of my neighbours recently had to scoop out a dead rodent and a dead bird out of her pool, both within a period of about a month, so...

    Started by 105ex‎, 05-22-2008 08:56 PM
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    06-19-2008 03:44 PM Go to last post
  3. Chipmunks digging under pavers

    In May 06 we had 3 of our 5 lines replaced - 2 returns and 1 wall vac line. Luckily, since the concrete slabs and the perimeter of the pool are lined...

    Started by KirstenHW‎, 08-03-2007 11:29 PM
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    06-19-2008 03:40 PM Go to last post
  4. 3 Possums and a Squirrel later

    Well been awhile since I posted. anyways I took cover off pool and found 3 possums and a squirrel at the bottom basically like a soupy mess. ...

    Started by mtnbikerman‎, 06-05-2008 06:49 PM
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    06-06-2008 01:23 PM Go to last post
  5. Frogs ..

    its weird the last few weeks 3-4, i have found 1 frog in the pool each week, usually in the skimmer next to the auto pool vacuum hose, just relaxing...

    Started by xoroniox‎, 04-11-2006 02:23 PM
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    05-15-2008 07:55 PM Go to last post
  6. Snapping turtles!!

    Just found a good-sized snapping turtle in my pool....have no idea where he came from, but we've been having a lot of rain in the past few days and I...

    Started by aylad‎, 04-10-2008 03:32 PM
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  7. Clouds of tiny bugs on water surface

    I am in Edinburg, TX (deep south TX) several weeks ago I noticed clouds of tiny specs floating on the pool surface. At first I thought it was...

    Started by TX78539‎, 08-29-2007 09:25 PM
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    08-30-2007 10:30 AM Go to last post
  8. Baby Coon in my Pool

    When I arrived home from work last night and walked through the garage to the back yard, I found a baby racoon in the pool. Thankfully he was still...

    Started by elsie‎, 07-26-2007 03:32 PM
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    08-06-2007 02:50 AM Go to last post
  9. ive got bees digging around the pool!

    At dawn and sunset weve got a large amount of bees that have dug "ant hole" looking mounds around the perimeter of the pool. They were here last...

    Started by fog80‎, 07-30-2007 03:08 PM
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    07-30-2007 04:06 PM Go to last post
  10. Water boatmen!!

    Walked around the still closed pool today and saw my first water boatman of the year... let the war begin!!!

    Started by CanuckPool‎, 03-30-2007 04:44 PM
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    07-23-2007 11:18 PM Go to last post
  11. Man-eating flies

    That would be horse flies, deer flies, gad flies, and etc. With our pools we've created the perfect breeding habitat for them. At our place, we have...

    Started by AnnaK‎, 07-09-2007 12:03 PM
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    07-11-2007 09:17 AM Go to last post
  12. ROACHES around my pool! EEEWWWW!

    We have been slammed with rain the past 5 or so weeks, but I am seeing a BUNCH Of roaches around my pool in the mulch and such...anybody know how to...

    Started by poolmom06‎, 06-06-2007 01:43 AM
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    06-10-2007 06:53 AM Go to last post
  13. Plants around above ground pool?

    Wasn't sure exactly WHERE to put this one, this was the closest I could find. Does anyone have experience or advice with elephant ears being planted...

    Started by pedsrn‎, 05-29-2007 10:07 PM
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    06-06-2007 01:37 AM Go to last post
  14. Mouse feces

    Just a quick question. I had a mouse living in my vacuum hose. When I hooked it up there must have been some remnants of feces because the skimmer...

    Started by wipple‎, 06-03-2007 08:02 PM
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    06-04-2007 06:29 PM Go to last post
  15. Anyone Try A Fan And A Net To Get Rid Of Mosquitos?

    So, before I go out and buy a Box Fan and order this Skeeter Bag, I was wondering if anyone has tried this (or something similar):...

    Started by NullQwerty‎, 05-31-2007 11:14 AM
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    06-02-2007 01:32 PM Go to last post
  16. Train a dog w/ Pools

    :D http://cgi.nationalgeographic.com/channel/video/cgi-bin/NGPortal.pl?bitrate=400k&clip=52438893

    Started by Pool_Mike‎, 09-26-2006 04:52 PM
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    05-29-2007 11:19 AM Go to last post
  17. Froggyback acrobatics

    My wife took this pic of a frog riding a ball with a beetle on his back. She insists that there is also a spider on the beetle's...

    Started by halefmly‎, 05-26-2007 06:34 AM
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    05-26-2007 10:28 AM Go to last post
  18. What would you do?

    Your enjoying your crystal clean sparkling pool on a mid spring afternoon after a long day at work. Splashing around in the water, you admire...

    Started by PhantomAndy‎, 05-23-2007 03:00 PM
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    05-24-2007 08:30 AM Go to last post
  19. Pill Bugs

    this year is only the second year we've had the pool last year, i assume because the install was fresh, we didn't have "the problem" this year,...

    Started by sleater‎, 08-30-2006 09:35 PM
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    05-21-2007 08:03 PM Go to last post
  20. Bird Repellent?

    Hello, I live in North Alabama, and it seems that a bunch of birds have decided to use my IG pool as a toilet. There are many deposits on and...

    Started by errodr27‎, 05-24-2006 09:51 AM
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    05-15-2007 10:18 AM Go to last post
  21. Earthworms !!!

    Here in NE Florida, we had our first significant rain in about the last 35 days or so, on a Friday night. Went out to the pool Saturday morning, and...

    Started by cajunfla‎, 11-01-2006 05:04 PM
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    03-26-2007 05:22 PM Go to last post
  22. Help me design a ramp?

    At the end of October we shut down the pool which involved winterizing the pump and filter equipment and removing the wedding cake steps. Turns out...

    Started by AnnaK‎, 12-29-2006 06:32 PM
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    01-02-2007 05:40 PM Go to last post
  23. salamanders Help!

    We have hundreds of salamanders (I think that is what they are) in our pool now.. We had them in the spring before we swam, and they are back again...

    Started by carolynn‎, 11-08-2006 02:08 PM
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    12-05-2006 04:07 PM Go to last post
  24. Ants

    I have ants around the coping of my pool CONSTANTLY. I want to kill them but am leery of spraying any type of spray that close to my water. I can...

    Started by VOLDADDY‎, 08-10-2006 08:40 AM
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    11-17-2006 05:04 PM Go to last post
  25. Biting flies attracted by water on winter cover

    We've had our pool for 3 years and now for the 3rd year we've had a problem with biting flies in our backyard. They show up around this time and...

    Started by nicole12‎, 10-19-2006 11:07 PM
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    10-20-2006 05:05 PM Go to last post
  26. Using DE to kill ants question

    How much DE should I be putting out? A heavy, wide band of DE? A tiny amount? Should I mix it into the dirt or leave it on top? We've been told...

    Started by Mom2Czars‎, 10-15-2006 12:17 PM
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    10-15-2006 02:31 PM Go to last post
  27. Spiders living in pool

    I have spiders living and swimming in my in-ground pool! I have been killing them for a week and they are still prevalent. Funny thing is they are...

    Started by Pool in Carolina Blue‎, 09-07-2006 09:50 PM
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  28. I found a water boatmen in our pool...

    What a strange looking bug! It was swimming in and under the water with the greatest of ease:eek: With legs that appeared to be backwards. ...

    Started by gonefishin‎, 07-01-2006 10:55 PM
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    09-11-2006 11:09 PM Go to last post
  29. Need to kill ants

    Ants just chewed through my liner. I got that patched but see ants going under the pool and need to kill them in a hurry. I'm sure that drought...

    Started by jenpen400‎, 08-26-2006 12:08 PM
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    09-06-2006 10:01 AM Go to last post
  30. Small Black Bettles in pool???

    Hi There, How do you get rid of these small black bettles in your pool. They have a strong grasp on the pebble Tec and grout line, and worst of all...

    Started by grdnchik‎, 08-23-2006 07:41 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-30-2006 01:59 PM Go to last post

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