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    Please Help! Frogs in the Pool!

    Frogs have invaded my pool! Before I pulled off the cover, the cover had some water in it that was green. A couple of frogs had found it but I did not think anything about it because I thought once the cover was off, that water would have chlorine in it so they would leave. Boy was I wrong! When I openned, they called their friends! They are partying every night to the wee hours of the morning. How can something so small be so loud!

    My water is crystal clear and my numbers are right on. Please help!
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    Re: Please Help! Frogs in the Pool!

    I'm not really sure what you could do the eliminate the little froggies. It''s clear that they love the little wonderland that you have constructed in their honor. Maybe adding borax might help? You caould look at it this way though, those little guys will sure make a dent in the mosquito and other nuisance bug population for you and it will be pesticide free.

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    Re: Please Help! Frogs in the Pool!

    Quote Originally Posted by 257WbyMag
    I'm not really sure what you could do the eliminate the little froggies. It''s clear that they love the little wonderland that you have constructed in their honor. Maybe adding borax might help? You caould look at it this way though, those little guys will sure make a dent in the mosquito and other nuisance bug population for you and it will be pesticide free.
    That's an excellent point....now I want frogs. Where do I get em?
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    Re: Please Help! Frogs in the Pool!

    Feed 'em, fatten them up, and have a frog leg pool closing party!

    Sorry, bad first post, I guess...
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    Re: Please Help! Frogs in the Pool!

    I'm not sure if I was reading correctly but you have an above ground pool? How are they getting in?

    I feel like I want to see pictures.
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    Re: Please Help! Frogs in the Pool!

    Quote Originally Posted by dhoward
    Feed 'em, fatten them up, and have a frog leg pool closing party!

    Sorry, bad first post, I guess...
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    Re: Please Help! Frogs in the Pool!

    I thought it was funny, but I have never had frog legs :P
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    Re: Please Help! Frogs in the Pool!

    Speaking of frog legs: hubby vacationed in Canada as a teenager DECADES ago, and the lake they stayed at had tons of frogs. So one night they went frog gigging and had a wonderful dinner of frog legs. Few days later they're talking to some locals and discussing how loud the frogs are. The locals stated that the frogs mmultiplied exponentially when they banned gigging a few years back. They didn't say another words and no one was the wiser.
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    Re: Please Help! Frogs in the Pool!

    i'm in nc too and i get plenty of frogs but if my chlorine is right they end up dead in the skimmer. frogs generally cant live in chlorinated water, so either up your chlorine levels and kill them or just keep scooping them out and taking them away from the house. hopefully they'll get the hint.

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    Re: Please Help! Frogs in the Pool!

    I agree with thredhd, can you post your numbers? I don't usually see frogs surviving in the pools they previously were in, once I got the chlorine levels where they need to be.
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    Re: Please Help! Frogs in the Pool!

    Frog Update!

    I have put 4 of them on the Federal Witness Protection Program. They were relocated about 3 miles away and given new names. I have removed 2 from the skimmer that were dead. We have not had a frog in the pool for 4 nights now. However, we have had temps in the 90's which might keep them from traveling. I believe that the chlorine, over time, got them. The last frog that I caught was very lethargic.
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    Re: Please Help! Frogs in the Pool!

    Good to hear that you got things under control.

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    Re: Please Help! Frogs in the Pool!

    We live in the boonies...have a frog or 2 a week. However, at night, all you can hear are the tree frogs....everywhere...very loud, so it's no wonder a couple of them end up in the pool.

    We had 2 bullfrogs living in the pool when we first purchased our house...the pool was a swamp, mind you. I have never heard anything so loud at night, they sounded like an elk or something right by the bedroom window. On close and careful inspection, I saw the nostrils of a bullfrog peeking out from the water. The bullfrogs stay away now, just the little cute creepy tree frogs enjoy our pool!
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    Re: Please Help! Frogs in the Pool!

    Bring in snakes to control the frog population. Wait....
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    Re: Please Help! Frogs in the Pool!

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedo
    I thought it was funny, but I have never had frog legs :P
    MMM, yummy You need to check them out soon, bro
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    Re: Please Help! Frogs in the Pool!

    Quote Originally Posted by guamguy
    Quote Originally Posted by Speedo
    I thought it was funny, but I have never had frog legs :P
    MMM, yummy You need to check them out soon, bro
    Chicken wants to taste as good as frog legs.
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    Re: Please Help! Frogs in the Pool!

    We have frogs too. After opening the pool, which had been closed for 6 years (another story), I thought that they wouldnít like the fresh water and chlorine either but they donít seem to mind. I shock the pool once a week with powdered chlorine and that doesnít seem to faze them. They are friendly enough and a few of them even let me give them ďridesĒ in the skimmer net when Iím skimming the water and I gently relocate them from one end of the pool to the other. Every week or so thereís a pair that mates all day and then we have frog eggs in this sticky goo on the steps and frequently in the skimmer baskets. Thereís a 2 day old batch right now on the steps that Iím not looking forward to removing.

    While hooking up a new Hayward XL pool vac one got accidentally sucked into an exposed skimmer intake and jammed up the shallow end suction feed for a few days until his body made its way into the pump motor strainer. We were glad that the line wasnít clogged anymore but thereís a couple large ones that would really jam the line up good if they ever got sucked in. Iím thinking of physically catching them and putting them in a bucket and taking them down to a nearby swamp and releasing them. Weíve done this years ago and it took care of the problem back then. Trouble is the only buckets we have with lids have old chlorine tabs in them which would have to be temporarily stored somewhere or tossed out, then let the buckets soak in the pool overnight to reduce the residual chlorine chemical that is very strong in the buckets. Not sure if this will work without killing them but we donít have any other large containers with lids to transport the little buggers in. When Iím in the water they tend to stay to the sides but the frog eggs are getting to be a messy nuisance.
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    Re: Please Help! Frogs in the Pool!

    The last two nights I have had 25-30 frogs in my pool. I just spent 20 minutes fishing them out, then ordered the Critter saver thingy for my skimmer off amazon.

    Here is my concern after reading a bit about this. Most posts I read state the Frogs "live" in the pool. I have a number of dead frogs in the morning (And a number of living frogs.) Should I be concerned about chemicals in my pool? Are frogs like the canary in the coal mine?
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    Re: Please Help! Frogs in the Pool!

    So you never answered the most important question - how are they getting in your above-ground pool??

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    Re: Please Help! Frogs in the Pool!

    3 nights in a row, I've had 25-30 frogs in the skimmer. I just received and installed my Critter Skimmer... https://www.critterskimmer.com/

    It will be interesting to see how many frogs I have tomorrow morning.
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