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    TFPC and FROGS!

    Sorry, no pictures (yet) but for the last few mornings (about 3 days) I have had a little visitor enjoying my pool. Let's call him "Kermit".

    I thought my pool water was rather inhospitable to various forms of terrestrial life (FC ~6ppm, borates 50ppm) but I guess frogs are made of tougher stuff. I'm not sure which is worse, a live frog or a dead one, but he's been alive each morning I fished him out of the water. I finally threw him over the wall at the far end of my property so I'm hoping he leaves and finds another pool to inhabit....preferable one that is not practicing TFPC so that person can find this site and become a convert

    Any thoughts on frogs, chlorine demand and water sanitation?
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    Re: TFPC and FROGS!

    I am willing to bet a person puts more demand on the chlorine in 1 min than a frog will over an eight hour period
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    Re: TFPC and FROGS!

    You could get one of these and he probably be gone before you get there, unless he uses it like a dive pool

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    Re: TFPC and FROGS!

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboycasey View Post
    You could get one of these and he probably be gone before you get there, unless he uses it like a dive pool

    Amazon.com : Critter Skimmer 10-Inch Square Pool Skimmer Cover, White : Swimming Pool Skimmers : Patio, Lawn Garden
    Hahahahahahahaha!!!

    Ok, my wife will definitely think I've gone insane with pool care if I start buying special rescue platforms for the wildlife

    I have to admit though, that is awesome!!


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    Re: TFPC and FROGS!

    This little guy scared the life out of me the other night at about 1am when I went out to check the pool before bed. But at least he posed for a picture.



    Based on another TFPC post, I just ordered 2 of these!

    The FrogLog Swimming Pool Escape Ramp Device| Rescue Small Animals from Drowning

    Ridiculous -- but not as ridiculous as me & my partner each with leaf rake & skimming thing on a pole chasing this frog (or another one like him) around our pool for 10 minutes before work the other morning (unsuccessfully -- and he got out anyway - we threw a floaty thing in for him to climb onto).
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    TFPC and FROGS!

    Yeah! Frogs in water are FAST!! Took me a good 2 mins of chasing mine down with the leaf rake.

    Tarantulas on the other hand are fairly slow, bad swimmers and do not react well to water with borates in it. Evidenced by this photo -



    Fuzzy had no chance....hope his last meal was tasty.


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    Re: TFPC and FROGS!

    Quote Originally Posted by ajbeets View Post
    This little guy scared the life out of me the other night at about 1am when I went out to check the pool before bed. But at least he posed for a picture.



    Based on another TFPC post, I just ordered 2 of these!

    The FrogLog Swimming Pool Escape Ramp Device| Rescue Small Animals from Drowning

    Ridiculous -- but not as ridiculous as me & my partner each with leaf rake & skimming thing on a pole chasing this frog (or another one like him) around our pool for 10 minutes before work the other morning (unsuccessfully -- and he got out anyway - we threw a floaty thing in for him to climb onto).
    Well, if my experience is any example, just return those now. All they did in my pool was collect stuff flowing around the pool headed for the skimmer.

    The frogs visit my pool every night, leave me a deposit on the bottom of the deep end, do the backstroke for a while and leave. I've never figured out how they get out of my pool, bu I can only guess they move to the top step (wedding cake steps) and hop out from the shallow water there. I have not been able to stop them.
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    Re: TFPC and FROGS!

    I have several frogs in my pool every day now ever since Texas got pounded with rain. Many of those little guys I pull out of the skimmer if I can in the early morning, some hanging on for dear life, some others ... just too late. Wolf spiders have been a huge issue until about a month ago when I decided to put some Ortho granules around the perimeter of my pool. Lastly, just about every morning I get a new scorpion in the pool. Not the greatest swimmers those guys.
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    Re: TFPC and FROGS!

    How about this?
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    I haven't used one, just seen them when looking for options.
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    Re: TFPC and FROGS!

    Just how big was your Kermit? Mine was 6 inches from nose to bum!!!!! With his legs out he was twice as long!

    It took some doing to help him out and back into the pond.

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    Re: TFPC and FROGS!

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    Just how big was your Kermit? Mine was 6 inches from nose to bum!!!!! With his legs out he was twice as long!

    It took some doing to help him out and back into the pond.

    Kim
    Hmmmm....sounds like a shotgun might be necessary for one that large. My little guy was probably 3" max


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    Re: TFPC and FROGS!

    We save the shotgun for the gators that try to move into the pond! In 14 years we have had two visit. They were small ones but small ones grow so.............anyone like gator tail?? (They would not remove them because they were too small) We tried to get them to move out but they would not We have cats so could not take the chance of anything happening to them.

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    Re: TFPC and FROGS!

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    We save the shotgun for the gators that try to move into the pond! In 14 years we have had two visit. They were small ones but small ones grow so.............anyone like gator tail?? (They would not remove them because they were too small) We tried to get them to move out but they would not We have cats so could not take the chance of anything happening to them.

    Kim
    We've got this interesting meat store nearby that sells all kinds of "interesting" meats. Lots of snake, elk, all sorts of game. I'll have to see if they have any selections of gator....do you prefer gas grille or smoker for the gator tail?


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    Re: TFPC and FROGS!

    yummmmmmmmm smoker please! I also have enjoyed frog legs in the past! Got to love living in the South where someone can and will cook anything!

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    Re: TFPC and FROGS!

    Well, the wife would never go for it but I'll try anything one....


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    Re: TFPC and FROGS!

    We had a huge frog last year. He came out every night around 9 pm whether we were in the pool or not.

    We did buy a frog log and put it in every night. He used it and we loved having him. Sadly, this year he has not returned.
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    Gators, scorpions & tarantulas? You guys are tough.
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    Re: TFPC and FROGS!

    And I thought the occasional mole or mouse was bad in my skimmer. You guys can keep the frogs and especially the tarantulas!
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    Re: TFPC and FROGS!

    I get frogs in my skimmer all the time but, rarely do I find a live one, they don't last long in my SW pool. I just toss the dead ones into the yard as crow and hawk feed. The live ones get a gentle walk to the woods.
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    Re: TFPC and FROGS!

    We get this guy once and a while. Don't see him very often but hear him in the morning bushes. He always leaves a fresh "present" on the decking so you know he's been around.




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