I want to put up a bat box to help keep summertime night flying insects under control. We have seen native bats around our street lights, if we can set up a home for them near the pool, we're told they'll set up a colony of as many as 300 bats in a small bat box and they'll eat a lot of flying bugs. People are pretty tolerant of bats here in "bat city".
Just wondering if anyone else has a bat box near to their pool, and if so, do you have any problems with guano? Do the bats become a nuisance (drinking from the pool for example)?
The ideal spot for a bat box would be on a pole about 10' from the pool.