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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. 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
  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. something is dropping clay in my pool!!

    We live in red clay country - if you scratch the ground around here you'll find clay. This year we are finding little blobs in the pool, with quite a...

    Started by alisonquilts‎, 06-30-2012 08:37 PM
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  4. 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 09:40 PM
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    08-19-2006 05:10 PM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Moved: Polaris Autoclear Plus Error 94??

    Started by APhoenixRisen‎, 09-08-2006 10:09 AM
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    08-08-2006 09:12 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 08:30 AM
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    05-12-2012 01:10 PM Go to last post
  9. 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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  10. 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
  11. HELP! Tadpoles

    We are in Kansas and because of some reasons beyond our control ( and cold rainy weather) we are just today getting enough water in our pool to turn...

    Started by beaming90‎, 07-05-2009 04:32 PM
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    07-10-2009 12:31 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 10:28 AM
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  13. Yuck! Tiny bugs all over the outside of our pool

    We just went out to check our chlorine levels and our filter and found all over the white metal poles these tiny swarming bugs that are smaller than...

    Started by blessedbeingmom‎, 07-01-2010 04:25 PM
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    07-02-2010 11:24 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 08:55 PM
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  15. 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
  16. First Post

    Posting here to complete my account activation. :)

    Started by Bosch232‎, 08-16-2012 10:31 PM
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  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Frogs!

    How do I keep frogs out of my pool?

    Started by Chucker‎, 06-19-2012 10:29 PM
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  21. Mosquitoes

    Help! We are being eaten alive! It is so hot in the midwest and we are doing a bunch of evening swims. Any tips for eliminating them? We have a...

    Started by conoad‎, 06-08-2011 10:56 AM
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    06-08-2011 06:27 PM Go to last post
  22. Nut Grass Invasion and Divots in the Coving.

    Well it looks like Iím on the verge of a nut grass invasion there are over a dozen pointed things poking up in the bottom of my liner. They are...

    Started by corymunson‎, 06-17-2013 06:40 PM
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    06-18-2013 07:58 AM Go to last post
  23. Springtails? Water fleas?

    Hi Really enjoy lurking on this site, and have learned tons of info. Am using the BBB method this year and had a very successful (from icky black...

    Started by cpmart‎, 06-14-2006 09:02 AM
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  24. 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 02:41 PM
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  25. 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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    05-17-2006 06:03 PM Go to last post
  26. 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 10:25 PM
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  27. Cool My Choclate Lab, Sadie Mae, Loves to Swim - And of course the HAIR issue-how to deal

    Sadie loves to swim in the pool, especially when others are. Not a problem most of the time. We usually put her in the garage with Milk Bone for a...

    Started by djg9100‎, 07-13-2014 12:36 AM
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    07-13-2014 10:14 AM Go to last post
  28. Deer in Scuba Steve's pool

    I have a 16X32 inground vinyl liner pool. The liner was replace in 2003 as a result of a deer getting into it. This year I have had three deer in the...

    Started by DJK555‎, 09-28-2010 10:32 AM
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    09-28-2010 05:19 PM Go to last post
  29. Unhappy Help! Mice!

    I have a quick question or three. :) Last Sunday I found two mice in the skimmers (one in each). I shocked to 12 PPM. Now today I find yet...

    Started by Dr. Spike‎, 08-01-2006 07:34 PM
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    08-04-2006 05:08 PM Go to last post
  30. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    08-06-2007 02:50 AM Go to last post

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