I have been waiting for a replacement liner and was told I needed to remove my deck boards for a replacement install. A couple of weeks ago I was given the heads up to remove the deck boards, so I had to remove my winter cover. To my horror, there were 6 dead raccoons in the pool and the critter removal people said they hadn't been dead more than 72 hours. It appears the cover split at a joint and they fell through. Before this, I was going to recycle the water into the new pool liner but after finding the dead animals and reading the CDC warnings, that became a moot point. Due to unforeseen delays, the pool has been uncovered for several weeks and the water level is around 2 ft below the deck. During that time I have found 2 live raccoons and 2 more dead ones in the pool. Today the pool liner replacement starts so I will be able to get the water level back up to where it should be starting tomorrow. It is obvious I have a raccoon problem and was wondering if a motion activated light/sprinklers, or something else has actually worked for any of you on keeping raccoons away from the pool?