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    Ducks in our pool

    Yesterday morning we looked out the window and there were two wild ducks in the pool. We watched them for about 15 minutes and then they flew away. I would like to have more ducks visit us. What can we do to make the pool more attractive to ducks?
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    Re: Ducks in our pool

    DO NOT DO THIS!

    If ducks adopt your pool... you will have duck poop EVERYWHERE!

    We have a houseboat and the ducks sometimes congregate on teh deck... poop city.
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    Re: Ducks in our pool

    Quote Originally Posted by TomAtlanta
    Yesterday morning we looked out the window and there were two wild ducks in the pool. We watched them for about 15 minutes and then they flew away. I would like to have more ducks visit us. What can we do to make the pool more attractive to ducks?
    Basically, you would quit putting chlorine in it, let it turn green, and add some fish.

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    Ducks in our pool

    This happened to us last year and had some issues due to them coming back, I put the solar cover on for a couple of days and let the dog out
    Don't let them stay, they will foul up the water, I couldn't believe how much those things poop???
    It was all over the pool.
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    Re: Ducks in our pool

    Thanks for the info. I won't encourage them.

    Didn't Tony Soprano have ducks in his pool in some of the early episodes?
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    Re: Ducks in our pool

    I wouldn't want any ducks or other birds/animals in the pool. To answer the OP question though you could try the comeback call...
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    Re: Ducks in our pool

    The ducks were back this morning. After reading the posts here I am now concerned about duck poop in the pool. There are only 2 of them and they only stay for about 30 minutes. Is that enough to be a sanitation problem? What should I do to keep them away?
    36 x 18 oval pool, inground, plaster pool.
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    Pool built in 1971.

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    Re: Ducks in our pool

    Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort
    Address: 4158 Klondike Rd, Lithonia, GA 30038
    Contact - Linda Potter
    Phone - (404) 395-2428
    Website http://www.awareone.org
    Mission Statement: Committed to the preservation and restoration of wildlife and its habitat through education and wildlife rehabilitation.
    Description: AWARE is operating a wildlife center that offers eduction to the public concerning environmental stewardship, habitat preservation and restoration and wildlife

    OR

    a nice recipe for roast duck home made plum sauce and green onions
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    Ducks in our pool

    [quote=nice recipe for roast duck home made plum sauce and green onions[/quote]

    Yumm... Yumm
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    Re: Ducks in our pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlandreef
    This happened to us last year and had some issues due to them coming back, I put the solar cover on for a couple of days and let the dog out
    Don't let them stay, they will foul up the water, I couldn't believe how much those things poop???
    It was all over the pool.
    I see what you did there... Well played!
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    Re: Ducks in our pool

    I've seen ducks land in my neighbours pool, it's a challenge for them to hit such a small spot. If they keep landing in the pool from the same side perhaps you could put something up that obstructs their path, if they have to keep aborting they'll probably move on.
    Don't feed them either, make life hard for them, scare them off as soon as you see them and they'll probably move on.
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    Re: Ducks in our pool

    Quote Originally Posted by TomAtlanta
    The ducks were back this morning. After reading the posts here I am now concerned about duck poop in the pool. There are only 2 of them and they only stay for about 30 minutes. Is that enough to be a sanitation problem? What should I do to keep them away?
    I'd try 3"#5 heavi shot. That should do it!
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    Re: Ducks in our pool

    Posted by JohnT on another similar thread....

    Get some cheap, heavy fishing line and run it back and forth above the pool in a zig-zag pattern. Connect it to trees, fences or whatever. If you can put it high enough, you don't have to worry about walking into it.

    It makes the ducks feel like they are trapped, because they know there is something up there that could keep them from flying away if they are scared.
    Eventually, they will get tired of trying to land around the line and will leave.

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    Re: Ducks in our pool

    All for duck dinner. Very tasty.
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