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    Duck Problem!!!

    Just installed a new pool a couple weeks ago and yesterday I was dreaming of the weather being warmer so I could actually use the pool and 3 ducks flew in and landed directly in my pool! I chased them off with the skimmer handle and hopefully they don't come back! Any proven methods of Duck deterrents?? Quack...Quack....
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    Re: Duck Problem!!!

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    Re: Duck Problem!!!

    You could put one of these in there:


    Sorry, I couldn't resist. I wonder if an owl decoy would work?
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    Re: Duck Problem!!!

    haha! I had that 3 weeks ago.

    doing dishes in my kitchen (window open)

    FLAP FLAP FLAP FLAP FLAP SWOOOOOSHHH!

    I ran out and the duck flew up to the neighbors roof and said AFLACK!
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    Re: Duck Problem!!!

    All very good ideas! I especially like the cow answer, but I would have to build a ramp for him to get into the pool!!
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    Re: Duck Problem!!!

    A chocolate lab ?
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    Re: Duck Problem!!!

    I chased some off mine last week..visited and pooped twice.. I have also heard that the solar cover is a deterrent. I also have a floating alligator..but they didn't seem to care. I moved it to the pool ledge.
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    Re: Duck Problem!!!

    I have 2 Boston terriers but there no help either!
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    Re: Duck Problem!!!

    And both days they showed up at about 6am..I have to get up at 5:30am anyhow.. so I have been starting the pump then too..maybe they do not like the moving water?
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    Re: Duck Problem!!!

    My pump was on too, and they didn't care a bit!
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    Re: Duck Problem!!!

    I read somewhere if you float a blow up alligator in the pool, the ducks will stay away. We put one out last year and this and no ducks as of yet. Now that I've written this, I suppose the pool will be fille with them tomorrow. LOL!
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