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    Frogs

    So, This Morning I went to check my pool while it is going through the shock process, and I checked the skimmer for debris and found sa frog in the skimmer. I tried to get him out but when I lifted the basket he jumped out and went back into the skimmer. I could not find him in the skimmer or pump basket. My question is how do you keep these thing away? If my wife sees a frog in the pool she may make me take the pool down.
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    Re: Frogs

    The only way for you to keep frogs out of your pool is to create some sort of barrier that prevents their entry. Whether that is a cover, some sort of fence, or something else is really up to you. There isn't anything that you can add to your pool that deters them. Frogs like water.

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    Re: Frogs

    Years ago I pool-sit for my bosses house on a golf course. First time I went out the check after a day of 2 there had to be 20+ dead frogs in the skimmer ... not fun to clean up

    They are pretty entertaining to watch swim around though.
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    Re: Frogs

    Frogs + pool = Happy frogs. It means your local ecosystem is still healthy
    I like seeing LIVE frogs around the pool - don't care for dead ones in the skimmer / pump strainer.
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    Re: Frogs

    You get used to it. Not the biggie bullfrogs tho. They still freak me out.
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    Re: Frogs

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    Re: Frogs

    But does it work?
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    Re: Frogs

    Just get out there and remove em before the wife sees! Happens every year to us since we have a pond behind our fence. There are mornings I take out 4 or 5. Usually they are alive and swimming and I just scoop them out. Every now and then there is a dead one in the skimmer.

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    Re: Frogs

    For every one that you pull out, tell yourself "I'm glad it's a frog and not a (cottonmouth, rattlesnake, copperhead, etc.)". That'll make you feel better about it.

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    Re: Frogs

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    I've got one but i had to extend the little swirly steps down a couple inches to be in the water, for my pool waters level. I've yet to see one hoop out of it, but we have them swimming in the pool so it's either that or they find another way out....
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