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.
There are a number of different methods you could use to keep ducks away from your swimming pool. You could for example cover or drain your pool when you are not using it.
move your swimming pool
You buy a swimming pool net and scoop them out.
in a swimming pool
You cannot stop ducks from flying over the fence and into the pool. You can however treat the issue successfully and force the ducks to move on. Kings Duck Solution is the answer. Michael
You can use a black hole
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Ducks love your pool because it is a safe place to stay, swim, preen and socialise. Ducks see you pool from above as a waypoint while doing their daily routine. Your task is to take your pool out of their daily routine and stay elsewhere longer or find another place. Products such as Kings Duck Solution will change their routine. Ducks will make your pool unhealthy and unsafe. There is nothing cute about ducks swimming in your pool. Do not encourage or feed them. Any duck dropping should be treated like and other fecal accident. If you are invited to swim in a pool with a duck issue - politely refuse.
Fish, sand, weeds, ducks, rocks
How can I get rid of rust colored stains in my salt water pool. It is only in the shallow end?
run at them and scream. mabey even throw a stick.
Add more chlorine
Ducks can tolerate limited contact with chlorine pools. Since natural habitat is lost in urban areas, ducks have little choice. Set up a chlorine-free wading pool for wild mallards.
'Water to Ducks' is the name of the episode where George makes a pond out of his swimming pool for a family of ducks.
Go under the water
No, but if they swim in your pool a lot, the duck poop is going to make the water murky. Ducks and swimming pools are not a good combination. Pool sanitisers such as chlorine have no ill affect on the bird. Ducks like the pool environment as it is often a safe haven with clear water and unobtrusive surrounds. The duck droppings do have a negative effect on the pool water balance and will eventually clog the filter with the creamy white paste.
Copper sulphate or Methylene Blue will kill the Algae - you then have to drain and wash the pool to get rid of the debris
Ducks live usually near water, rivers, streams and oceans. They love swimming and the place you will find them is near water! sometimes even in your pool!
you should drain the pool and wash it out with a hose
Extremely unsanitary - you could get quite sick from their poop.
yes, if they swallow too much ( about 1ltr) it could make them ill.
a swimming pool a swimming pool
drain, scrub and refill..
Dump a gallon of cyanide into the swimming pool. This will solve all of your parasite problems.