Split from BIRDS ! Zea3
So my pool is only a year old. Last year, I never had this problem, but I wonder if it's because it wasn't open this early last year. Bird poop all around the rail, all inside the pool, and in two places, large piles of it on the ground at the base of the pool. So, every day, vacuuming 1-2 times, every day I backwash the filter to try to keep as much bacteria away as possible. Every day, it's back. Blackbirds, so I know the problem now. Trees aren't on my property, so I can't do anything about the nests, so I need to just find something to keep them away from the pool. I put clamp-on tiki torches all the way around, thinking they might act as sort-of scarecrows, and that helped a little, but I suspect after a week, they'll be used to it and ignore them. So I hung fishing line over the pool (quite low-just high enough to not be in your way when you are in the pool, but low enough that we couldn't play with a ball in the pool at all), because I don't have anything high to attach it to) in 4 runs. I swear, within minutes of hanging it, I watched 2 birds fly under it and drop their gifts into my pool. If I run the line from the utility pole to my house and tree, it will span 100 feet to get from one to another, and I'm willing to do that, if this is going to work. But if they're already flying under it at 3 feet above water level, are they going to care if I put it 10-15 feet above water level? Also, I'm concerned that if the line breaks and falls into the pool, it will end up in my skimmer and pump Any thoughts?