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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. Frogs!

    How do I keep frogs out of my pool?

    Started by Chucker‎, 06-19-2012 10:29 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-11-2018 07:02 AM Go to last post
  2. 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 09:23 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-12-2016 03:05 PM Go to last post
  3. 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 07:21 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-19-2015 01:14 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 02:31 PM
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    04-18-2015 09:28 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 12:54 PM
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    09-19-2014 04:33 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 09:18 AM
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    sticky, sticky-bugs, sticky-summer-cover
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    08-02-2014 11:49 AM Go to last post
  7. 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
    pet hair, pets
    • Replies: 1
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    07-13-2014 10:14 AM Go to last post
  8. 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
    • Replies: 8
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    06-15-2014 08:16 PM Go to last post
  9. 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 09:12 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-12-2014 01:30 PM Go to last post
  10. 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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    06-07-2014 10:02 AM Go to last post
  11. 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 04:38 PM
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  12. 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 11:35 AM
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    07-31-2013 05:33 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 04:49 PM
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    07-21-2013 06:42 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 10:28 AM
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    07-05-2013 05:02 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 05:25 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-26-2013 04:23 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 10:48 AM
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    06-21-2013 07:33 PM Go to last post
  17. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    06-18-2013 07:58 AM Go to last post
  18. 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 08:38 PM
    sticky
    • Replies: 6
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    06-13-2013 04:04 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    06-10-2013 11:12 AM Go to last post
  20. 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 08:33 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-22-2012 03:28 PM Go to last post
  21. First Post

    Posting here to complete my account activation. :)

    Started by Bosch232‎, 08-16-2012 10:31 PM
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    08-21-2012 03:51 PM Go to last post
  22. Unhappy Tunneling rodents under above grnd pool liner

    How do you prevent moles from tunneling under your liner and causing deep ruts in pool bottom

    Started by lhenryusa‎, 07-27-2012 12:46 PM
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    07-27-2012 03:52 PM Go to last post
  23. great forum, glad to be here

    First time pool owner, 24ft above ground.

    Started by mongo‎, 07-25-2012 02:45 PM
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    07-27-2012 12:55 PM Go to last post
  24. Cool Water Boatmen in my pool...

    I have an in-ground pool infested with Boatmen, no matter how many hundreds I scoop out every day, there are a hundred more the next day. -Including...

    Started by Grahamrolph2‎, 07-15-2012 01:56 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-26-2012 05:38 PM Go to last post
  25. Need advice on skimmers

    I have a gazillion little bitty flying ants that end up in the pool. They are so small that they could be little flecks of wood. I can spend a whole...

    Started by Kalike123‎, 07-13-2012 06:22 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-13-2012 06:26 PM Go to last post
  26. Honeybees and Pool Water

    Just want to leave behind something that has worked... I had/have issues with Honeybees coming to my pool for water. I read up and tried a few...

    Started by PBLsQuad450‎, 06-10-2012 12:31 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-02-2012 01:51 PM Go to last post
  27. 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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    06-30-2012 08:37 PM Go to last post
  28. New Above Ground pool question

    I can think of a thousand questions but let me start with the two that are preventing me from pulling the trigger :) We have a problem with moles...

    Started by turnerg‎, 06-27-2012 09:16 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-27-2012 06:14 PM Go to last post
  29. 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 08:46 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-27-2012 08:21 AM Go to last post
  30. Found bat in skimmer while kids were swimming!

    Hello, I have been searching the web looking for answers(more peace of mind) on if my kids were endangered after my husband discovered a dead bat in...

    Started by TxMom45‎, 06-13-2012 12:57 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 6,794
    06-14-2012 07:17 AM Go to last post

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