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    HELP... think a duck is pooping in our new pool

    Help... over the past 2 days, we beleive "something" is pooping in our pool at night... think maybe it is duck poop. It is leaving stains on our NEW PLASTER!!! HELP HELP HELP.

    How do we stop the ducks (if it is one) and how to we get the stains off the bottom of the pool? I am just in shock right now, pool is less than 2 months old.

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    Re: HELP... think a duck is pooping in our new pool

    If it IS ducks there are a number of things you can try.

    Some people have had luck with inflatable snakes or alligators that they leave floating in the pool.

    Othes have used those spinning, shinning, wind chime looing things. - Some people even just hang up old CD's

    A dog in the yard works wonders as well (that's my brothers solution).

    I get the occassional duck in my pool in the winter, but with summer activity in the yard, they stay away.



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    Re: HELP... think a duck is pooping in our new pool

    Don't feed them and try to make their life generally miserable, they should take the hint and move on.
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    Re: HELP... think a duck is pooping in our new pool

    The first thing to do is determine exactly what it is. A duck sounds reasonable but if you haven't seen it, it could be something else.
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    Re: HELP... think a duck is pooping in our new pool

    Thanks everyone... it looks exactly like duck poop, but think we are going to set up a camera and see if we can determine what it is... I would guess if it is anything other than a duck, it would not be able to make it out past the ledge. I did get some inflatables and put them in the pool.

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    Re: HELP... think a duck is pooping in our new pool

    if you get pictures please post them
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