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    Hi everybody. This may be the strangest question ever but does anyone else have problems with frogs in their swimming pool?? For the last 2 nights there's been dozens of them in my above ground. As fast as we scoop them out they hop back in!! Should I be worried? Please tell me I'm not the only weirdo with this
    Hayward 15x30 4ft deep above ground oval, hayward dreamline sand filter with hayward powerflo lx pump 1hp, BBB method, lil' shark cleaner

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    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Seacoast, NH

    Re: frogs!!!

    We get a lot of frogs in our pool, but not as many as you describe. Maybe as many as 7 or 8 a day. We haven't found any dead in there since we got a Critter Skimmer, but I don't know if they exist for AG.
    19,000 gallons
    Stay-Rite System 3 Cartridge filter
    IG vinyl, MasterTemp 400 Propane heater
    Intellichlor 40 SWG, 2006 Taylor Test Kit with Speed Stirrer
    1.5 HP Pump

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    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Kenton, TN

    Re: frogs!!!

    Oh my goodness...just went out to get rid of some extra poolnwater because it came a gully washer this evening. FROGS everywhere here too. I have worked too durn hard to convert the swamp back into a pool to let the frogs take over now. What do we do?

    Kenton TN

    22500 AG vinyl sand 1.5 hp
    Cheryl Reddin
    Kenton, TN
    21200 gal., AG vinyl, ? HP, two speed Millennium A.O. Smith Century Lasar pump, sand filter

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    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: frogs!!!

    The advice that we usually give folks on here about frogs (more common than you would think) is to first and foremost, make sure your pool is chemically balanced and sanitized. This eliminates the majority of insect and wildlife problems. Another thing that can help is by adding borates to the pool. Adding borates lowers the surface tension in the water and makes it tougher for bugs and things to stay mobile in the pool. Because the water is "wetter" after the addition of borates, it is tougher to keep from getting waterlogged in there. Lastly, you may need to live and let live a little bit. Typically, froggie surges don't last too long and taper off after a few days. We have a couple of residents in my yard and every now and then, I'll rescue one from the skimmer. I like having them to be honest. They eat the bugs that bite you.
    10K gallon IG gunite with waterfall; Pentair CC320P filter; WhisperFlo 2 HP pump
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    May 2011
    North Central Texas

    Re: frogs!!!

    How are they getting into your above ground pool?
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    Intex 18' x 48" Easy Set Pool, approximately 5455 gallons
    Krystal Clear 1500 GPH Filter Pump Model 56635EG - 635 with Auto Timer

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