I have never had this problem before. For some reason, birds have decided to use my pool this year as their own toilet. It might be a funny story later after I resolve this issue but what do I do to discourage them?
We noticed last month when we took the cover off that there was an enormous amount of bird droppings on the cover. the sides of the pool and the little deck had lots too.(We throw the cover away) I told my husband it has never looked like that other years. We scrubbed the sides and the ledge that they began to perch on after we got the water flowing. We tried scaring them away but when I am in my kitchen I can watch them play their game. Here is what they are doing now: We have about a half acre yard. We have a line of trees (mostly leylands and maples) on each side of the yard. They are probably nesting in the trees- because I hear them all the time. The pool is in the middle of the yard with no trees around it. They start on flying across the yard hover over the pool-- poop-- and then keep flying to the other side of trees. It seems that they are doing this for the enjoyment of the other birds- because they are taking turns. Everyday there is tons of bird poop in the filter and tons of it on the floor of the pool floor which I need to vacuum. I used to be able to go almost 2 weeks, well week and a half between vacuuming. I could probably vacuum 3 times a day or more now. Also I found a dead baby bird in my skimmer basket last week!!
What is a deterant? please help.