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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. Unhappy *** Pool Cover DESTROYED! ***

    My pool cover has been DESTROYED by squirrels and stray cats! =( See picture at http://bit.ly/Sm2iJV Is there a hard plastic cover that I can...

    Started by poolg‎, 05-31-2014 05:38 PM
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  2. 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 07:49 PM
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    06-06-2008 02:23 PM Go to last post
  3. @@@ 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 09:56 PM
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    06-19-2008 04:44 PM Go to last post
  4. Red face A Batty Story from the PoolDoc

    Some of you may know that I still do some local service work for larger commercial pools. Today, my older son and I were delivering some equipment,...

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 05-02-2006 10:26 PM
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    05-13-2006 12:05 AM Go to last post
  5. A Mosquito Question

    So I came here looking at the following post about the IntelliBrite (as I am looking into getting one) and I noticed the Mosquito Magnet in the...

    Started by saintronin‎, 02-28-2012 01:07 PM
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  6. AHHHHHH! Backswimmers!

    I turned on the pool light last night and noticed about 6 of these bad boys swimming around the light. They are definately backswimmers and not...

    Started by slthom‎, 06-07-2006 02:01 PM
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    05-06-2012 10:19 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 09:40 AM
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    11-17-2006 06:04 PM Go to last post
  8. ants in back part of pump.

    Have ants in pool pump.Pump shorts out. How do I fix? Thx

    Started by bell7272‎, 12-17-2019 11:28 AM
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  9. any suggestion on controlling horse flies

    we have awful horse flies. they are never around it seems until the kids get in the pool. as soon as everybody gets wet out they come, landing on...

    Started by mspool‎, 06-15-2006 10:56 PM
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    06-19-2006 03:24 PM Go to last post
  10. 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 12:14 PM
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    06-02-2007 02:32 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 04:32 PM
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    08-06-2007 03:50 AM Go to last post
  12. Backswimmer Problem

    I had never heard of these bugs till I got a couple last year. My girlfriend was bitten by one and it hurt big time. A couple of pool centers in my...

    Started by FMC1959‎, 06-22-2012 09:46 AM
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    06-27-2012 09:21 AM Go to last post
  13. bat visitor in Arkansas

    Each night for the past three weeks, a bat has visited our pool at 845pm, like clockwork. He/she swoops down from the surrounding brush and trees,...

    Started by boomer99‎, 07-09-2006 02:37 AM
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    07-12-2006 01:14 AM Go to last post
  14. Bees!! And lots of 'em!!

    I have bees everywhere! They are all over the drain, the noodles, anything bright and colorful, and there are HUNDREDS!! Every time we want to...

    Started by The Raddish‎, 07-03-2006 08:36 PM
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    07-10-2006 10:32 AM Go to last post
  15. Bird poo in and around my pool

    I did fine all winter and now my wife has put out bird feeders (gone now) and has attracted birds to the pool as a bath, drink and a place to take a...

    Started by Itsmejoe231‎, 05-13-2011 05:45 PM
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    07-31-2011 12:52 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 10:51 AM
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    05-15-2007 11:18 AM Go to last post
  17. bird situation

    Just joined! We are newbies with a new home with existing AG 18' pool. This spring has proven to be challenging trying to keep the pool clean. We...

    Started by pool_mommy‎, 05-21-2013 11:48 AM
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  18. 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, 10-20-2006 12:07 AM
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    10-20-2006 06:05 PM Go to last post
  19. Bugs

    Hi all Any advice on how to get rid of the deer flies while swimming? They attack everyone in the pool.

    Started by Flysurfn‎, 05-03-2011 09:20 PM
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  20. Bugs in my pool

    It looks like I have water boatman and can not seem to get rid of them. I have started with the BBB recently and have gotten the levels in good...

    Started by ascheliga‎, 05-11-2012 09:30 AM
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  21. Unhappy Carcass in Pool

    Well, we didn't close the pool properly last fall and finally got around to opening it this afternoon. We cleaned the leaves off the surface and...

    Started by BoBo4902‎, 06-13-2014 09:55 PM
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    06-15-2014 09:16 PM Go to last post
  22. Carpenter ants

    i live in the woods. There's a lot of carpenter ants. I have an in ground pool with a vinyl liner that I' getting replaced after 16 years. Is it a...

    Started by larhaz‎, 05-14-2012 08:26 AM
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    05-14-2012 01:06 PM Go to last post
  23. 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, 08-04-2007 12:29 AM
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    06-19-2008 04:40 PM Go to last post
  24. Classic critter stories

    I'm a little sad to see all the old stuff lost so I came back to re-tell my favorite story from this board. Maybe the original poster can fill in the...

    Started by saraha‎, 03-27-2006 06:27 PM
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    06-16-2006 08:12 PM Go to last post
  25. 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 10:25 PM
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    08-30-2007 11:30 AM Go to last post
  26. Confused

    Hello: Been a lurker since last year, never had a pool before so after reading this forum got the guts to try out an Intex 12' round last year....

    Started by Tango21‎, 07-11-2011 11:56 AM
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  27. Controlling Mosquitos

    Down in Louisiana we have a bit of a mosquito problem. We had to cut our swim short yesterday evening because the mosquitos were bothering us. They...

    Started by Jbonnette‎, 04-19-2011 10:22 PM
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  28. Darn Dog!!!!

    Finally got my pool water clear and clean thanks to this forum and yesterday a neighbors dog decided to take a swim and climb out over the edge...

    Started by Marillionfan‎, 06-20-2006 02:08 PM
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    07-03-2006 07:28 PM Go to last post
  29. Dead Mouse

    I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but all of the old posts are gone. I even hoped Google had cached some of the old posts, but I couldn't...

    Started by Wolffe‎, 07-03-2006 02:35 AM
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    07-11-2006 09:13 AM Go to last post
  30. dead mouse in my saltwater system pool

    I found a dead mouse at the bottom of my pool. I have a saltwater filtration system. I cleaned the pool out yesterday but my chlorine reading was 0...

    Started by Fran6398‎, 08-10-2011 01:52 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-11-2011 12:14 AM Go to last post

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