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    Covering water intake

    Good Morning,

    I just got my pool going yesterday only to find 3 dead frogs in the skimmer basket this morning. I am so bummed as I loved to listen to these frogs chatting all day and night out in my yard.

    Has anyone ever tried covering the intake with a nylon mesh fabric, holes big enough for water to go through but frogs can not get caught and sucked into the skimmer basket.

    I am sick that these little froggies had to die.

    Thanks for any thoughts, experience with this, or wisdom, Paula

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    Mod Squad JohnT's Avatar
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    Re: Covering water intake

    Try placing a junk of packing foam in the skimmer. This will give them a little life raft to hang onto until you can get them out of the water. There are products made to allow small animals to climb out , such as or
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    Re: Covering water intake

    If it's a common occurrence, they make this kind of contraption ... r-Skimmer/
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