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Is it important from a health perspective to get rid of frogs who appear daily in your brominated swimming pool?
i HAVE NO IDEA WHAT A BROMINATED SWIMMING POOL IS I TAKE IT IT'S AN OUTDOOR POOL? IF HUMANS ARE USING THIS POOL TO SWIM IN YOU MUST GET RIG OF THE FROGS. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT GERMS DISEASES THEY'RE CARRING, AND THEY WILL BE LAYING TADPOLES. ALL SORTS OF BUGS INSECTS ARE ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH FROGS. YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT YOR ENVIORNMENTAL CLEANSING DEPARTMENT WHO WILL ADVISE YOU. POSSIBLY DRAINING THE POOL SEALING IT FROM WATER WILL DETER THE FROGS IT'D GIVE YOU A GOOD CHANCE TO THOROUGHLY CLEANSE THE POOL, DISINFECT BLEACH, ETC. . . I HOPE THIS IS OF SOME HELP
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One option is to use a product called a "FrogLog" which is a ramp for all kinds of small animals. The FrogLog is not hidden inside the skimmer, so mammals that need to get… out quickly before drowning can see the escape route. Frogs and other animals with porous skin need to get out of chlorinated or salt water quickly. They don't like the chlorine. The FrogLog allows for a quick escape. Multiple FrogLogs can be used in larger pools.
Yes. There are a number of scientific studies have shown that swimming in a bromine pool or spa can cause rashes. There are two main causes of rashes: chemicals and bact…eria. Current evidence links most bromine rashes to high levels of organic bromine by-products in the water. These are formed when the bromine reacts with urine, perspiration and other organic compounds. The best way to get rid of these is to burn them out with a fairly high dose of oxidizer. Use at least two pounds of a chlorine shock (calcium hypochlorite, dichlor, tirchlor, or bleach) or a non-chlorine oxidizer that contains postassium monopersulfate. The second cause of rashes is a bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This bacteria grows very well in both pools and spas when there is less than 1.0 ppm of chlorine or bromine. If the chlorine or bromine is maintained at 1.0 ppm all of the time this bacteria will not grow. How can you tell chemical rashes from bacterial rashes? If the rash starts within 24 of swimming it is likely a chemical rash. If the rash develop at least 24 hours after swimming it is probably bacterial. If the rash is due to chemical reactions you should be very cautious. With continued use of the pool of the rash will continue to become worse and may reach a point where you are not able swimming at all in bromine pools.
Lanthalum based compounds have been very effective in removing phosphates from Pool Water. A compnay called LO CHLOR has a product called STARVER which has good reviews. … Natural Chemistry also makes products for removing phosphates called PhosFree.
Answer Firstly, these little creatures are hardy buggers - in some cases, they number in the hundreds and are very difficult to remove. The first step is to ens…ure your pool is sanitized correctly. We arent just talking about throwing in some shock here but ensuring the PH is spot on and the chlorine content is maintained continiously. The proper sanitization removes any source of food for other insects which is what the backswimmers will feed from. In my case, this is all it takes to get rid of the bugs but there are some that say that 1/4 - 1/2 a cup of dawn diswashing liquid will help to remove them - It may not be wise to dump this stuff into the pool so an alternative is to just use it to kill the bugs - put it in a bucket and dump the backswimmers you catch with your net into it - it will kill them. There is also a product called bugout - ask at your pool shop and if they dont have it they should be able to order it or a similar product.
If you are reffering to small bugs that collect on the surface of the water and /or the tiles, and jump when you touch them, they are probably "spring-tails". It being winter …or early spring, you may not have them right now. But when you do, Dawn dishwasing detergent does the trick. Put a small amount of dawn in a spray bottle, fill the rest of the bottle with water, and spray it right on the bugs. The soap either breaks the surface tension of the water, or it just weighs them down. But either way, they drown and will be sucked up by the filter. It may take several treatments to get them all. Look for a product called No More Bugs. (lo-Chlor) It will put a film over the pool surface and they drown. Vacuum up the residue.
Answer Hello, Frogs love being around the water, especially during their mating season. However, they can be pretty noisy. Part of the reason that they are attract…ive to water is that they mate and give birth in the water. They normally do not reproduce in swimming pools due to the chlorine levels, but they do not know the difference. The best way to get rid of them is to enclose the swimming pool, ie by a gate, cover etc so that they will not be able to get in. Another alternative is to spray 'saltwater' or rock salt around the perimeter of the pool. The frogs hate salt because it hurts their feet. However, be careful not to put saltwater or salt rock around your plants; it may kill most plants. Hope this helps,,, Glowcam
The best way to get rid of maggots in the pool is to drain it, clean the filter a few times, check the pH and ensure it remains at a 7, and use a higher level of chlorine …than usual. In addition, vacuum the pool daily if there are maggots and scoop the dead maggots from the pool. Make sure no one uses the pool if there are maggots in it. Sometimes lines of chemicals around the pool will help keep maggots away. In addition, keep your trash in tied up bags, preferably away from the pool, so maggots cannot grow in the trash or be brought in by scavenging animals.
Use a net on the end of a long (metal or bamboo) pole to catch the frogs and release them into a local pond.
I live in Phoenix and in early March I had a Mallard and Drake that decided my pool was a nice watering hole to visit. They would poop on the deck and then walk in it and poop… in the pool. I put a plastic owl on the edge of the deck, moved it daily, it didn't do anything. I bought a blow up alligator and let it float around, the next morning I noticed what might have been a dropping, but I wasn't positive. Not taking any chances, I stopped at Lowe's and bought a 100' piece of water proof orange nylon rope, strung it back and forth across the pool. It looked silly, but no more ducks. I left the rope on for a couple weeks, it's been off for a week now, first week of April, and still no more ducks. You can also call your local wildlife conservator and ask for them to come and remove the ducks. They will relocate them to a more appropriate location. . I have found a perfect solution. Wrap reynolds wrap or aluminum foil around brick like a gift... place around the deck of your pool. I had about 20 ducks a day and they were a nusence..dirty and constant. The ducks don't like the shiny and so this cheap method has worked perfectly!! Kept the stuff out for about 3 weeks and no ducks have returned at all!! I also had my pool raft floating with object wrapped in foil on top...easy and totally works!!!! . You need to change their habit. Relocation while effective in the short term will not ultimately successful. Products like Kings Duck Solution are naturally designed to move the ducks away and for good. Ropes, relocation and shiny objects are the tales of old wives. Kings Duck Solution has been born from a need and now answers this age old problem of ducks gathering and fouling - safely.
Yes! Our swimming pool liner needed to be replaced, so we were late in opening our pool. Unknown to us were millions of tree frog eggs laid in the pool! Before we could …drain the pool and replace the liner, a matter of a few weeks, we had apoximately 10,000 tadpoles and even froglets in our pool. We tried adding all sorts of strong chemicals to kill them (as to be frank - we did not wish for a plague of frogs on our property - but nothing killed them - which dumbfounded us. I've searched the internet in hopes of finding something to kill (sorry frog lovers) them as they return year-after-year to mate and lay their eggs again in OUR POOL! If you know of anything that will repet or deter frogs (I think they're white or gray tree frogs) from being attracted to our swimming pool - PLEASE let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org). They're back again this year! Our 3 grandsons happen to not be frog-lovers, and have refused to swim in our pool until we've stopped having to scoop out frogs and their bazillion eggs!
it is but you should try not to step on the bottom of your pool because you squish the eggs
Pool shops sell absorbent balls to take care of this problem However if there is a large amount of oil say motor oil or something along that line absorbent blanket or booms ar…e available see oil remediation in your browser. The best way and easiest way is to throw in a bag of kitty Litter. Wait for it to sink and vacuum to waste. Kings Duck Solution.
There are a few ways to get rid of dirt in your swimming pool. Firstly there is a chemical that you can get in which will force all dirt suspended in the water to sink to …the bottom. To clean the bottom of the pool for the first time, you will need a swimming pool hose, a vaccum head and a telescopic wand. All are available from a pool shop. You plug the vaccum head onto the telescopic wand and plug one end of the hose onto the vaccum head. Leave the vaccum head sitting over the water. Turn the filtration system on. Take the free end of the hose and fill with water by placing over a return jet. When all the air is out of the hose, take the free end and plug into your skimmer box. You will now be able to vaccum your pool by running the vaccum head along the bottom of the pool. Once clean, disconnect all equipment and backwash the pool. The pool should now be clean. Afterwards, you could consider buying an Auto Pool Cleaner - they move by using the filtration system and clean whenever they're in the pool. The only thing to remember though is that you will need to backwash regularly, since it is always cleaning the pool. The chemical is a floc which is mixed in a bucket of water and spread of a maximum surface of the pool while the filter is operating for several hours on "Recirculate". Then turn off filter for a day or two to allow the sediment to settle before vacuuming. When vacuuming the sediment from the floor of the pool, do not vacuum through the filter. Vacuum to waste.
Although frogs in your pool are inconvenient, there is no health risk due to the pool chemicals. You just remove the drowned frogs. You should check your yard for …standing water where the eggs can hatch and tadpoles mature. If you do not have this, then the frogs are migrating toward your pool for some reason. If you leave the lights on, that attracts bugs and the frogs come for the picnic. Clear out any weeds and debris in your yard. Some believe using ammonia based fertilizer is a deterrent. Also, a wooden or block fence will prevent frogs from coming into the area.
One way to get rid of frogs around pools is to put moth balls down. The moth balls do have an odor but it will keep the frogs away.