I have tried almost everything to get rid of ducks in my pool.
I live on a "finger" of a huge lake and they habitat at my bulk head. In the past 30 yrs, I usually see them in the spring and they move on. This year they are obstinate ! I put my blow-up aligator in the pool , didn't phase them. Huge fake goose, by the pool and several blow-up animal floats, no luck. Then came the Owl (they used him as a diving board !); Next I put all my floats in and incircled the pool with shiny garland & mylar flags (what a sight !). The ducks partied down ! Sprayed the perimeter of the pool with liquid fencing (supposedly it would deter them from coming in the yard. They flew into the veggie garden and wandered about the yard (not near the pool) THEN flew into the pool. I chase them away every day, and have shot them with a BB gun (many times). Last attempt was to cover the pool with netting (like for fruit trees) they landed on the netting and swam around. I elevated the netting (about 1' off the pool) and they walk under it. These psycotic birds are driving me nuts ! The polaris pool cleaner doesn't pick up the poo, (just dirstributes it ) so I have to hand vacumn every day. I don't need recipes..(I KNOW how to cook duck)...I need suggestions !!