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Thread: Entertaining critter skimmer escape ramp

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    Entertaining critter skimmer escape ramp

    The Critter Skimmer is an entertaining new product. It is a skimmer cover with a built-in spiral ramp to allow small animals to climb out of the skimmer.
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    Re: Entertaining critter skimmer escape ramp

    Unfortunately, while a neat idea, my guess is that more critters would crawl IN to this thing than out of it.
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    Re: Entertaining critter skimmer escape ramp

    THAT is truly amusing!

    Those holes might be a little small to fit our frogs though.

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    Re: Entertaining critter skimmer escape ramp

    I love it

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    Re: Entertaining critter skimmer escape ramp

    funny!!! those frogs look like they are having fun.

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    Re: Entertaining critter skimmer escape ramp

    While it probably does work for frogs, I don't think it would work for mice. They tend to swim valiantly is small circles until they are exhausted and drown--THEN they end up in the skimmer. I have rescued a few mice in the swimming stage in 40 years of pool care; I have never found a live one in the skimmer that I can recall.
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    Re: Entertaining critter skimmer escape ramp

    The Copperheads I get in my pool would love that.
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    Re: Entertaining critter skimmer escape ramp

    Funny... not a bad idea.. I seem to have a new dead baby mouse in my skimmer every week. Putting white electrical tape over my the hole on my skimmer cover seems to help though.
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    Re: Entertaining critter skimmer escape ramp

    They'd probably hop out of the skimmer and right back into the pool.

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