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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. Tadpoles!!!

    I have a million tadpoles on my pool cover. I have drained as much water as possible off of it. What do you guys do? I hate to kill them, but then...

    Started by VOLDADDY‎, 03-25-2006 07:47 PM
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    03-26-2006 06:29 AM Go to last post
  2. Flies and Saltwater pools

    Is the surface tension on a saltwater pool different than a saltless pool? The reason I ask is that Im seeing alot of dead flies and white flies in...

    Started by p.p.h.‎, 05-01-2006 01:24 PM
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  3. 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 09:26 PM
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    05-12-2006 11:05 PM Go to last post
  4. Talking Duck Home

    My wife and I moved into our house about 1 1/2 years ago. Two reasons we bought it. Our gandaughter lives across the street and there is a pool in...

    Started by ngvtech‎, 04-01-2006 01:22 AM
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    05-16-2006 10:51 PM Go to last post
  5. Help- mosquito larva in the pool!

    Greeting: After a trip out of state for a few weeks, when returning the other day I was shocked to find our swimming pool turning green and even...

    Started by davc1‎, 05-17-2006 03:23 AM
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  6. Large spiders in pool

    Has anyone had a problem with large spiders living near the pool? These are very strange looking--reddish-pink bodies and they crawl in and out of...

    Started by gumbeaux71‎, 05-14-2006 07:33 PM
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    05-19-2006 02:41 PM Go to last post
  7. Garlic "Mosquito Barrier"

    I saw in another thread that someone was thinking about trying this stuff. Any results? Anyone else here ever used it? I have been thinking about...

    Started by bassadict69‎, 05-25-2006 11:38 AM
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    05-25-2006 01:00 PM Go to last post
  8. mosquito larvae Huge Problem!

    Hi folks. Just took the cover off the pool today! To my suprise the pool has millions of mosquito larvae. Now this is a 24' above ground pool! I am...

    Started by tinkadoo‎, 05-27-2006 11:34 PM
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    05-28-2006 12:39 AM Go to last post
  9. 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 06:01 PM
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  10. Gifts from a neighborhood cat

    The last 2 mornings I found a little package on the top step of my IG pool. :eek: Looks about "cat size". I'm concerned that I this is some...

    Started by Lenny‎, 06-09-2006 07:18 PM
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    06-10-2006 09:51 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 05:27 PM
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  12. 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 09:56 PM
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  13. Smile Spiteful Birds

    I noticed a lot of bird poop on the edge and in the pool over the past few weeks and last night I discovered why. It seems the Grackels think the...

    Started by Wayne LaBanca‎, 06-09-2006 06:33 AM
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    06-19-2006 09:26 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 08:46 PM
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  15. Komakazi Fire Ants

    Just wondering if anyone else is having problems with fire ants. We are in south central Texas. After every rain they come out in force with the...

    Started by gwrace1‎, 06-19-2006 11:05 AM
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    06-22-2006 12:19 AM Go to last post
  16. Water fleas and chlorine levels

    Speaking of water fleas, I have them too with a vengeance! I read some posts and shocked the pool. they died and it's a week later and now they're...

    Started by 10$liz‎, 06-21-2006 12:06 PM
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    06-22-2006 06:06 PM Go to last post
  17. saw a mole swimming in my pool

    it was only in there for a few minutes. my chlorine level is a little above recommended level. think it's ok to swim??

    Started by mspool‎, 06-24-2006 02:17 PM
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  18. Water Bugs

    After only have my 24 ft doughboy for 3 weeks I'm haveing a huge problem with water bugs. Actually I don't know the real name for them. We can net...

    Started by ultrarider‎, 06-24-2006 07:41 AM
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    06-25-2006 12:38 PM Go to last post
  19. 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 01:08 PM
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    07-03-2006 06:28 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 08:11 PM
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  21. 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 09:11 PM
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    07-07-2006 11:14 AM Go to last post
  22. 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 07:36 PM
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    07-10-2006 09:32 AM Go to last post
  23. Question Help!! Dead Animal Smell

    I have a terrible dead animal smell and flies in the grass next to my pool. It has been there for 3 days now and is so horrible that no one can sit...

    Started by MaryS‎, 07-08-2006 11:55 PM
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    07-10-2006 10:29 AM Go to last post
  24. Might have a new "skimmer surprise"

    Had a baby turkey in my skimmer the other day when I opened the pool. It was about 10 inches tall. I opened the top and thought what the heck is...

    Started by Madty‎, 07-08-2006 11:10 PM
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    07-10-2006 10:29 PM Go to last post
  25. 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 01:35 AM
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    07-11-2006 08:13 AM Go to last post
  26. 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 01:37 AM
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    07-12-2006 12:14 AM Go to last post
  27. Parade of Mice...

    So... in the last week I've had to fish 3 mice out of my pool.... One of them I "rescued" as it was still alive and swimming for dear life, and...

    Started by troykristoffer‎, 06-30-2006 03:34 PM
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    07-13-2006 09:42 PM Go to last post
  28. 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 12:21 PM
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  29. 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 04:33 PM
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    07-27-2006 07:06 PM Go to last post
  30. Exclamation Dog got into bag of bulk CYA

    I picked up a 5 lb bag of CYA at my local pool store to raise the level in my pool and stupidly set it where the dogs could reach it. They tore open...

    Started by Sentient‎, 07-29-2006 07:47 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 5,424
    07-31-2006 10:51 AM Go to last post

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