A few weeks ago I found a dead rodent of some kind, maybe a chipmunk, in my pump strainer basket. I don't understand how it could have gotten there. How could it get past the skimmer basket, which is the only suction line in my pool?
There is a suction line in the bottom of the pool that has been sealed off. I don't think it even goes into the pump but I am not sure. Could rodents be living in that? If so I would think that would create a major leak. It doesn't seem likely.
The high tech leak detector guys said there was a very small leak in the suction line from the skimmer that was not large enough to leak water, but could suck in a little air. I can't imagine a rodent could get in through that.