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    Snake in pool

    Is there any stuff that can be used to safely repel snakes from the pool? Safe for the poo water quality i mean. Just caught a baby in our pool that i suspect may have been a moccasin.... thanks

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    Re: Snake in pool

    Well, I guess it could've always been worse ....

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    Re: Snake in pool

    There have been studies on the stuff they sell in Lowes. I think it is called "snake away". It was not found to work If/when you find something that does work let me know please.

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    Re: Snake in pool

    That is funny and I agree. Thanks for the responses!

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    Re: Snake in pool

    We've had our pool for 4 years out in the woods with a creek about 100 yards from the pool. We only see a few snakes around the place every year, including copperheads and water moccasins. We were worried about snakes hanging out in our pool. I have only had to fish two snakes out of the pool. I think it is true that snakes are more afraid of us than we are of them. They seem to avoid us and the populated areas of our property. I wouldn't worry too much yet. I don't know about Pat's alligator though!
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    Re: Snake in pool

    Yeah, gators make a big mess in pools, I have never had one in mine we are a few miles from alligator territory (closest ones I know of are about 5 miles away), but I have known people to have them get into their pools.
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    Re: Snake in pool

    I once found a tiny snake in my skimmer basket. He was so small I thought he was a worm. He wasn't a rattlesnake so I wasn't worried. He must have somehow gotten in during a rainstorm.

    As for Pat's "problem" I don't think chemical adjustments will cure that big green monster.
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    Re: Snake in pool

    This stuff is amazing. It doesn't say it is for snakes but it works - they won't cross it. Just make sure when you use it to start AT your house and go all the way around - THEN slowly move out towards your yard - or you will trap snakes in. Seriously they will not cross it. I have seen them go up to where it is sprayed and then turn around. http://www.amazon.com/Viper-Insect-C...er+insecticide
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    Re: Snake in pool

    Wendy, What does it smell like?

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    Re: Snake in pool

    Bad - but once it is dry the smell goes away.
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    Re: Snake in pool

    not garlic
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    Re: Snake in pool

    lol. No - I don't think the garlic would deter the slithering kind! But it sure works on the flying beasts!
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    Re: Snake in pool

    I don't like snakes. Have you guys seen this story? 800 lb gator eating cattle: It was a monster': Hunters kill enormous 800-pound alligator that was feasting on farm cattle - The Washington Post
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