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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. Ducks

    I did a search and found a few threads on keeping ducks out, but the suggestions really seemed hit or miss. I chase them away if I see them, but...

    Started by JimK‎, 06-03-2014 10:23 AM
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    06-12-2016 04:05 PM Go to last post
  2. turkey pooping in spa

    This is a new development. Several times in the past week, a turkey has pooped in the spa (my spa is connected to the pool, they share the same...

    Started by johninmartinez‎, 07-02-2015 08:21 PM
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    07-19-2015 02:14 PM Go to last post
  3. 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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    04-18-2015 10:28 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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    09-19-2014 05:33 PM Go to last post
  5. 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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    08-02-2014 12:49 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 01:36 AM
    pet hair, pets
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    07-13-2014 11:14 AM Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. Too Much Chlorine For Dogs?

    Is there an upper limit for chlorine that's too much for dogs? We have a new puppy (12 weeks) that, for the first time for a dog of ours, we have...

    Started by Tom.B‎, 06-08-2014 10:12 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-12-2014 02:30 PM Go to last post
  9. 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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    06-07-2014 11:02 AM Go to last post
  10. 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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    05-31-2014 05:38 PM Go to last post
  11. Cool Pet safety fence

    Just bought my house with an IG and need to fence it so my baby, Miss Emmy Lou, doesn't jump in and drown. She's an English Bulldog and they DO NOT...

    Started by JimHFL‎, 07-31-2013 12:35 PM
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    07-31-2013 06:33 PM Go to last post
  12. what is on the bottom of my pool

    I live in Connecticut and have an above ground pool. My dad has had the pool for about 15 years and this year suddenly we keep finding these small...

    Started by localh67‎, 07-21-2013 05:49 PM
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    07-21-2013 07:42 PM Go to last post
  13. Japanese beetles

    I have a pool that seems to be infested with Japanese beetles. I clean it every day and the next morning it seems as if there are twice as many in...

    Started by lilchikypoo9225‎, 07-04-2013 11:28 AM
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    07-05-2013 06:02 PM Go to last post
  14. tiny black larvae or leach like bugs

    My roommate and I bought a pool last summer. It's just a small intex pool since we're renting a house and everything went smoothly last summer....

    Started by triciajeanine‎, 06-25-2013 06:25 PM
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    06-26-2013 05:23 PM Go to last post
  15. 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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    06-21-2013 08:33 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 07:40 PM
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    06-18-2013 08:58 AM Go to last post
  17. Questions from newbie - problems with spring-tails

    New pool owner with a few questions. Been a lurker on this site for a month or so. Ive gotten a lot good info here. With the info I've found here,...

    Started by Trey9007‎, 06-09-2013 09:38 PM
    sticky
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    06-13-2013 05:04 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 10:02 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    06-10-2013 12:12 PM Go to last post
  19. Angry Gnat Infestation

    First year ever having my own pool. Out of nowhere the past 2 days the Pool is getting completely covered by Gnats. Literally takes me 45 minutes to...

    Started by PaPoolNewB‎, 08-16-2012 09:33 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-22-2012 04:28 PM Go to last post
  20. First Post

    Posting here to complete my account activation. :)

    Started by Bosch232‎, 08-16-2012 11:31 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-21-2012 04:51 PM Go to last post

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