toys/products for animal self-rescue

norcalpool1

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Sep 16, 2017
76
Silicon Valley,CA
I would like to put an object in the pool on the steps to give the critters a way to get out of the fall if they fall in (snakes, lizards, opossums...). Snakes and opossums can swim.. Lizards might not survive the fall. One option is to put a pool toy in, but I don't have one that submerges about 10 inches below the water so that the swimming critter could get hold of it and climb up. I have something that apparently saves frogs, but a couple of raccoons pulled it out of the pool with curiousity and punctured it. I can make up a contraption if I know which plastic to buy. The other option is to put a broken Polaris cleaner on the steps and tie it up somehow so that it does not move. Any ideas?
 

norcalpool1

Silver Supporter
Sep 16, 2017
76
Silicon Valley,CA
Can I put square brick pavers (from the local hardware store) on the steps? I don't mind replacing those periodically, but will the brick pavers cause problems for the water?
 

crusemm

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Sep 1, 2011
207
North Texas