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Old 05-14-2012, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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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?
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:36 PM
 
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You dont have a fence around your yard?
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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You dont have a fence around your yard?
Lol, maybe you have not watched Animal Planet...Ducks fly. Did you think they walked south for the winter?
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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When we lived on the water in The Lakes in Tempe, we had ducks in the yard, especially during mating season when the females would get out of the water to try to avoid the males, but not in the pool too often... I do remember one time when I had to use the leaf skimmer to get a whole flock of newborns out of the pool where mom brought them for their first test swim after they were born under a bush in our yard on the slope down to the lake.

You don't say where you live, but in areas like that, they don't fly into the pool, they just walk on in...
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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When we lived on the water in The Lakes in Tempe, we had ducks in the yard, especially during mating season when the females would get out of the water to try to avoid the males, but not in the pool too often... I do remember one time when I had to use the leaf skimmer to get a whole flock of newborns out of the pool where mom brought them for their first test swim after they were born under a bush in our yard on the slope down to the lake.

You don't say where you live, but in areas like that, they don't fly into the pool, they just walk on in...
It's the Ocotillo area in Chandler. Yes, they fly into the pool making big splash...
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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LOL I live in Ocotillo and see the big numbers of ducks in the lakes, catching fish. I would say, get a dog. One that barks and will keep them out. They will move on to the neighbors pool fast.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:51 PM
 
Location: California
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Lol, maybe you have not watched Animal Planet...Ducks fly. Did you think they walked south for the winter?

You just made my day! I love your sense of humor! Now, how am I going to sleep with me still laughing! Geez!
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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You just made my day! I love your sense of humor! Now, how am I going to sleep with me still laughing! Geez!
Glad I could be of some entertainment around here.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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It's the Ocotillo area in Chandler. Yes, they fly into the pool making big splash...
May be worth a try...I notice fruit trees and farm fields around that have shinny streamers placed in them to keep the birds away. Maybe float a pool toy in the pool and attach some shinny ribbon that blows around and see if the ducks are affected by it.

If you look out and see a duck floating on the pool toy you'll know it didn't work.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Gilbert - Val Vista Lakes
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A couple of ducks visit our pool every day for a few minutes. We just watch them because they soon leave. They're never there more than 5-10 minutes. Doves also visit the pool every day, but they don't go in the water.

So don't worry about it. They can't make too much mess, and one day they'll be gone.
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