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    Unexpected guests

    I had a couple of unexpected guests today that wanted to swim and I couldn't tell them no.



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    Re: Unexpected guests

    Are you prepared for higher chlorine usage?

    Other than that, cute!
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    Re: Unexpected guests

    They couldn't resist !! Puts some decoys in there and see what happens.


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    I have their kissing cousins in my pool. The don't pay rent but they sure leave deposits.
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    Re: Unexpected guests

    They're like... Nice pond!
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    Re: Unexpected guests

    I had some friends who had a pair of ducks, swimming on their winter cover, one spring. When they went to take the cover off, several weeks later, they had thousands of minnows swimming on their cover! It turns out, ducks carry fish eggs in their feathers! Who knew?
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    If they left minnows I am opening a bait shop.

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    Thanks Glock! My install starts Friday! My pool is actually a Craigslist find. I paid $100 bucks for it and the wall and everything looks like brand new. My excavator starts digging Friday morning and I am doing the rest. Wish me luck! We bought the same Doughboy liner you have. I love the way it looks! I have read through your build about 12 times! I plan to post plenty of pictures. I want to document my decent into madness! LOL!
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    lol. You have my respect for doing it yourself. Not sure I could have done that. My installer was less than stellar but its been a good purchase. Its a great size pool too. Plenty of room. I will watch for your build thread.
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    Awww, how cool. A nesting couple. Prepare for ducklings
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    They were circling today but my 3 dogs kept them at bay. lol My neighbors 2 houses down have a pool too and I saw them land back in their yard. lol
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    Well they came back this AM. I read online they mate for life and if they nest close by they will bring there chicks here and if they imprint on the pool I could have a whole flock within a season or 2. One person posted that firecrackers will scare them off. I don't have any but I reload ammunition so I have a couple of 9mm rounds that are just the primers in the brass, no bullet or powder so they sound like a really loud firecracker. I am contemplating popping them to scare them off but I went outside and the ducks just sit there and quack which makes me feel bad for wanting to run them off. Will they damage the pool or cause any harm other than using it for a port-a-potty?
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    Re: Unexpected guests

    They seem cute now, but in the long run I imagine they will be quite dirty as far as your pool goes. I can't say for sure that they will cause "damage", but they will definitely up your chlorine usage.
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    Re: Unexpected guests

    Have you seen this thread?

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    My labs would go completely crazy. I do have a few ducks that live close by and about 50 or so Mexican whistler s that fly over my house every day. I'm waiting for them to land in our pool.

    OAN, I see your post cap is a solar light type. Is that the type from Home Depot. The $5 ones? If so how you like them.
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    Re: Unexpected guests

    I have two of the Home Depot solar caps I installed last year. One was working last night. They do not make much light.

    I think the other is in the shade too much or is no longer working.
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    Re: Unexpected guests

    Quote Originally Posted by techguy
    I have two of the Home Depot solar caps I installed last year. One was working last night. They do not make much light.

    I think the other is in the shade too much or is no longer working.
    Kinda what I read about them also. I would just use them for accent lighting on my catwalk and dock. Was thinking of running low voltage stair lights also.

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    If I were going to run power to the stair lights, I'd just finish the job and add real lamps... or at least wire so I can add them later.
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    Sorry, just noticed the question about the lights. That was my wifes idea. The stairs are temporary. I built them. We are actually waiting on a guy to come give us a quote on a mini deck. Those lights suck. Only $5.00 each but that is $5.01 more than they are worth.

    When the deck is complete I have a 12v - 26 light transformer w/timer and wiring that I will be using to install proper lighting. Buy once, cry once. Do it right the first time. I did not want these crappy lights but my wife insisted.
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    Also, the ducks have not been back. Atleast not that I have seen. After reading that other thread from Ricky I will be more aggressive if they return.
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