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Old 05-17-2012, 08:00 AM
 
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A couple of the big colorful balls from Walmart floating in the pool seems to keep them away.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:05 AM
 
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Oh that's a good idea. I have birds that drink while standing on the little wall between the pool and spa. So far I'm not finding droppings but I'm thinking I might wedge in a raft or some tubes there, if I do, during summer. I don't mind them drinking the water if they're clean about it, though.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:16 PM
 
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My neighbor has a koi pond, well, it's just a pond now. Right after he stalked it with thousands of dollars of fish an eagle came and had lunch. He watched one at a time as the large bird had a thousand dollar dinner. lol

Ha!!! I used to have that problem with some migratory egrets and herons who'd go after the fish in my pond. The trick, besides having a dog or two to chase them away, is to take 3-5' stakes(I use bamboo), place them around the koi pond, and then take fishing line and string it around the bamboo stakes at the 1' level, 2' level, and 3' level, with a few lines crossed over the pond itself. The egrets and herons see the line, don't want to get tangled in the line, but get frustrated that they can't get to the fish. In the end they go away.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Willo Historic District, Phoenix, AZ
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We had visitors this morning.



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Old 03-06-2014, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Gilbert AZ
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This is going to sound mean, but to keep them out, increase the amount of chlorine in the pool. In our old state, we used to have a problem with 2 ducks, every year, and that always indicated our chlorine levels were low. The more chlorine, the less they will land in it (I'm sure it bothers their skin). They are fun to look at but I don't want them in the pool.
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:42 PM
 
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Almost every late afternoon, a couple of ducks from nearby golf course gather in my swimming pool having a party. They often leave wastes in the water. Very annoying.

What's the best way to keep them away?
An alligator should take care od the duck problem.
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