Will chemicals keep toads out of pool?

Cantabrigienne

Active member
Apr 13, 2021
34
Arkansas
Pool Size
40000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
Woke up this morning to 8 toads swimming around in and mating in our pool. One had laid a giant egg string. 🤮 Will proper chlorine/chemical balance keep them out? (We are still in our builder-provided startup period and realizing our pool water has basically nothing in it...)
 

Newdude

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TFP Guide
Jun 16, 2019
11,184
NY
Hey Canta !!!
Will proper chlorine/chemical balance keep them out?
Sadly, no. But a frog log (Google it :)) will help them get out at least so they aren’t stuck in there. I had several guys last year for the first time. I relocated a few but there was more than I originally thought. Big suckers too. 48A10A93-F794-4A91-BD23-2C6912690E17.jpeg
 

wireform

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In The Industry
Aug 15, 2017
3,118
Spring Valley, NY
I had this problem at a pool last year, they were back again and again until I was well into slamming. At that point they couldn't tolerate the chlorine. The ones that tried never made it out alive and soon enough they found another place to hang out.
 

DiverGirl1972

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Silver Supporter
May 11, 2018
217
Delta, PA
I keep my pool at the proper chemical levels, but it's never stopped the toads (or the frogs). We do have a "frog pond" about 20 - 25 ft from our pool, so they tend to stay (and breed) there, but every once in a while they make their way into the big pool for a swim. We also use frog logs to ensure they can get themselves out.
 

Lilypad

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Bronze Supporter
Nov 12, 2016
373
Plano, Texas
Yep, they sure do! Had a good sized frog doing laps at the bottom of my pool yesterday.
Fished him out with my net and before I turned to relocate, he jumped right back in the
pool. He has found new friends in a culvert nearby. 🐸
 

Homebrewale

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Apr 21, 2020
627
Apex, NC
I had a frog that would jump into the pool every night and then in the morning, get out. I guess my water was so clear that it felt exposed to predators in the daylight.
 

Orion7319

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Jul 1, 2020
553
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Pool Size
19775
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
I get big frogs and snakes. The frogs are fast. I found that what I have to do to catch them is to take the net and chase them around a bit, get them tired, take the net out let them stop running for a minute or so, then I can get them with the net. For some reason they won’t put up a struggle if I chance them around and then let them rest a bit, but if I just chase them around all day I can never get them. I don’t know why they do this.
 

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