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    Bird problem

    Does anyone have a good way of keeping birds off the pool ledge and solar cover, they are making a mess. (cutting the trees down is not an option!!!).

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    Re: Bird problem

    Put up a bird bath for them.

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    Re: Bird problem

    Quote Originally Posted by xanadu View Post
    Put up a bird bath for them.
    Thats probably a good solution... they are probably just looking for water to drink and bathe
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    Re: Bird problem

    Rubber snakes!
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    Re: Bird problem

    Ha, Ha, ..........good one....

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    Rubber snakes!

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    Re: Bird problem

    Putting up some string above head level will usually keep birds away. They don't like going places where there are obstructions.
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    Re: Bird problem

    Good suggestions... I get birds landing on the side of my pool and making a mess on the rails and down the sides as well... drives me nuts bc its hard to wash off without washing it into the pool.

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    Re: Bird problem

    If you're looking for less than lethal options, the string is the most effective thing I've seen. Some use fishing line.

    If it's legal and you don't have moral/ethical problems with killing them. It has been witnessed that taking a few out has a way of deterring others.
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    Re: Bird problem

    Another option is to be pennants and string them up near the pool for a week or so. We bought some at Ace Hardware and they stayed away for a long time. I know you can also buy a floating dolphin that has a weighted bottom and it moves around the pool, birds don't like that either. These are the two solutions that have worked for us in the past.
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    Re: Bird problem

    They sell blow up snakes which you can let float and move around in the water or get rubber ones and leave them on the edge. My last AGP pool we had one of those large green blow up allegators which floats and moves around which kept ducks out. I also heard fake owls work.
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    Re: Bird problem

    I tried the string and it didn't work. I bought pinwheels and mounted them on the rails of the pool and it works. 2 years and poop free.

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    Re: Bird problem

    They sell those automatic owls. Being in the sign business I know that these work pretty good. They work like a motion detector and the head moves when it detects motion
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