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    seeking advice on......critter prevention

    Hello all. Have opened my new (bought home over winter) IG pool recently. Am on a pretty wooded 4 acre lot, so have been dealing with some critter issues in skimmer :^/
    Frogs, spiders, moles(!), etc. I've seen some products for this issue, namely a sand-filled device that sits on side of pool and has a platform in the water too (for climbing out), and also a skimmer cover with a 'ramp' out. Was hoping to get feedback here on if things like that 'work'. Or if not, any other ways to assist with this issue. Thanks in advance...

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    Re: seeking advice on......critter prevention

    Welcome to TFP!

    I have seen the skimmer lid with the ramp. I have always wondered how well those really worked for people.

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    Yes, me too. Would think others with IG pools and wooded properties, have to also deal with this a fair amount.

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    Re: seeking advice on......critter prevention

    Having a pool sort of predisposes you to dealing with stuff getting in there. In GA, the main threat to you would be snakes. Look before sticking your hand in there always!

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    Re: seeking advice on......critter prevention

    We have the ramp for the pool due to the cats. I don't know if any one of them have ever used it to get out of the pool but they sure do use it to get on and drink out of the pool! It took me a while to figure out what I was seeing the first time! LOL

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    Re: seeking advice on......critter prevention

    Mark, I have a very wooded lot and a robust population of frogs. One is floating by as I write. I have not yet tried either of the proces. The skimmer cover with the hole seems lie it would be in the way of the basket handle I use to avoid reaching in bare-handed (though most of my frogs have now figured out that if they climb the handle freedom awaits in the a.m. Natural selection at work

    I was going to try the frog log but found it odd that they disclaim so much about population size and sell six packs. I mean, if it works, why would you need six junking up the pool? I may try it yet, and will report back if I do.
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