Frog in pool

Jnet

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Mar 15, 2017
148
Chicago/Northwest, IL
Oh so normal... After a good rain, I'm typically chasing a frog with my leaf net. I got a frog log last year and that seems to have helped.

 

moore887

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In The Industry
Aug 14, 2018
259
CAPE CORAL
Thankfully there are no frogs in this one! Tadpoles are extremely difficult to catch.
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Five gallons of Chlorine slowed them down a bit
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IguanaSwim

Member
Sep 23, 2019
8
South Florida
Hi PoolGate,

I used to have frogs die in my pool and skimmer regularly. all sizes, 2 or 3 per month. I bought a frog log, and it did help some.

Finally I bought a little kickboard off off ebay. I punched a hole in it with a small screw driver and pushed a string through. Then I tied the string to a brick, and set the kickboard in front of the skimmer. I did this 2 years ago. Since that time, no dead frogs. The string keeps the kickboard wedged in the entrance to the skimmer.
 

IguanaSwim

Member
Sep 23, 2019
8
South Florida
You know, right after I clicked "Post Reply" I remembered....there have been a few baby frogs. But not nearly as many, and not a single adult. For a long time I had four kickboards. One pointed into the skimmer, and one on each side. I see now I have one tied to the banister at the stairs. You can see it in the full length picture. I forgot to mention it in my earlier post. The ones on each side were tied to short stings which went through the kickboards and a brick on the string kept them in place, right against the side of the pool. But they used to get in the way when I was brushing or scooping, so I finally decided to test if they were needed. After I took the two side ones out, it was clear they weren't needed. This pool is less than half the size of yours, More than two kickboards will probably be needed for what you've got going on. I think frogs are cool and I'm very happy no longer seeing them dead in the pool.

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