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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. Pest control - Mosquito Magnet?

    I would love to spend time around the pool outside in the evening however we're next to some wetlands and there are tons of mosquitos and other pests...

    Started by RocKKer‎, 04-28-2006 10:11 PM
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    07-07-2006 12:14 PM Go to last post
  2. Unexpected guests

    We're enjoying a nice mild day here in the Denver Metro area and looking over what's been done for our new pool build. As we're looking around, this...

    Started by Toybuilder‎, 02-08-2015 03:31 PM
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  3. Weird teeny tiny bugs and stinging/flying ant things

    Our pool is no fun because of insects. First, we seem to have some type of light brown, TEENY TINY worm/bug thing all over the pool. I mean, ALL OVER...

    Started by hopeless‎, 05-13-2006 05:02 PM
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    pix, spring tails
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    08-06-2006 01:49 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 03:23 PM
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    05-15-2008 08:55 PM Go to last post
  5. Dead possoms in skimmer basket need help please

    I have a good chlorine reading of 2.0 but I found 2 dead possoms in my skimmer basket about 2 days apart. They weren't in the water that long as they...

    Started by dansdad‎, 06-02-2014 03:41 PM
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  6. 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 11:55 PM
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    09-12-2006 12:09 AM Go to last post
  7. Is it okay for Dog to drink pool water?

    My dog likes to drink from the pool more than his bowl. Is it safe to allow this to continue? My chlorine is maintained around 4ppm, Calcium and Alk...

    Started by mshumack‎, 06-22-2006 02:02 PM
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    08-07-2006 11:11 PM Go to last post
  8. Worms in pool

    Everytime it rains, my inground pool gets loaded with worms. Hundreds of them. It's happenning consistently this year, but hasn't happened to this...

    Started by vanhout‎, 05-15-2006 07:01 PM
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    06-06-2006 01:29 PM Go to last post
  9. Lightbulb Keeping Animals Safe

    We will be closing on a house with a pool in about two weeks. The current owner has a solar blanket on a roller, but I am worried about my dog...

    Started by veghead‎, 04-03-2012 12:06 PM
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  10. 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 01:08 PM
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  11. 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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    mosquitoes, sticky
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    04-19-2012 01:33 AM Go to last post
  12. My dogs are drinking water from the pool

    My dogs are drinking water from the pool which is saltwater. There is a bowl of freshwater near by but still they lap up water from the pool. Is this...

    Started by stuckpipe‎, 05-28-2011 09:04 AM
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  13. 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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  14. Turtle in pool

    There was a pretty turtle in our pool today. I have no idea where it came from but it was yellow and black and about 8 inches from the front to the...

    Started by gerri‎, 07-22-2006 05:33 PM
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  15. Exclamation Rattle Snake

    Well here I was thanking God I've only found your typical critters like Mice and birds in the skimmers. I was out helping one of my fellow workers on...

    Started by ThePoolGuy‎, 08-12-2006 02:11 AM
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  16. Ducks

    Okay, so I was gone one weekend and my DH calls to say, "Did you know you have ducks on the pool cover?" Well, of course, NO I don't know this! ...

    Started by debs_pool‎, 04-25-2007 11:25 PM
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    08-13-2009 11:02 AM Go to last post
  17. What type of mosquito fogger?

    We live on a relatively small lot that is backed up to some woods. Being a new pool owner I'm concerned about mosquito control. We've always had a...

    Started by gonefishin‎, 05-20-2006 09:46 PM
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  18. 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 05:52 PM
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  19. Unhappy New pool owner solves severe backswimmer bug problem with quat algaecide

    I have a question about those little swimming bugs, i think they are called back swimmers. After i had my pool up for about 2 days (in the yard, no...

    Started by theblet‎, 06-13-2014 10:18 AM
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    sticky, sticky-bugs, sticky-summer-cover
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  20. What type of snake ended up in my pump?

    Found this in our pool pump.. was curious as to what type of snake it was. (SoCal)

    Started by s-one‎, 09-10-2014 01:54 PM
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  21. Worm found in skimmer, where did it come from?

    I found a worm in my skimmer sock today. Where did it come from & why was it still alive in all that cl? I think is was a "whipworm" according to...

    Started by mjones‎, 05-21-2006 02:20 PM
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    08-28-2006 02:46 PM Go to last post
  22. Dirty Ducks!

    Okay, I have a pair of ducks that swam on my tarp before I removed it and now have made a home in my pool. I do not know what to do to keep them...

    Started by tysmom‎, 06-10-2006 09:11 PM
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    07-06-2006 11:27 AM Go to last post
  23. 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 01:03 PM
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    07-11-2007 10:17 AM Go to last post
  24. Question Moles?

    Ok...I've tried to get rid of the moles. I've tried EVERYTHING! They seem to be determined to stay. As it stands I will probably need to drain my...

    Started by alittleisenough‎, 04-09-2006 10:40 PM
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  25. Teaching Dogs how to exit pool

    My two Dobbies won't go in the pool - on their own. That's a good thing but they do run around it like nuts chasing each other. The other day one of...

    Started by mshumack‎, 07-13-2006 01:21 PM
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    07-14-2006 04:30 PM Go to last post
  26. More Spiders

    Everyday I get about 20 dead spiders in the bottom of my pool. It's become part of my routine to jump in with goggles and skimmer (without pole) and...

    Started by Jeffski‎, 08-09-2007 10:06 AM
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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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 10:50 PM
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  30. Orange/Brown Bugs

    I have an above ground pool. We got it last year so this is the first full summer with it and everything is still new. Well this year the outsides...

    Started by NewHere28‎, 06-11-2011 02:52 PM
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    06-12-2011 03:53 PM Go to last post

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