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Kermit the Frog

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Jul 28, 2010
 
Help! I need help in getting rid of hundreds of tree frogs in my pool! Went to clean it out this morning and filter baskets were FULL and alive. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get rid of these pest? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I already keep the chlorine level higher than it should be to try and keep them out of the water. Please help!
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Kermit the Frog wrote:
Help! I need help in getting rid of hundreds of tree frogs in my pool! Went to clean it out this morning and filter baskets were FULL and alive. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get rid of these pest? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I already keep the chlorine level higher than it should be to try and keep them out of the water. Please help!
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Jul 28, 2010
 
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<quoted text>drain pool
Oh, but Jeff I just got the liner fixed and filled and there is still time to swim if I can get rid of these tree frogs :( There has to be some kind of repellant, just never heard of it. If my grandfather was alive he could probably tell me.
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Jul 28, 2010
 

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Kermit the Frog wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, but Jeff I just got the liner fixed and filled and there is still time to swim if I can get rid of these tree frogs :( There has to be some kind of repellant, just never heard of it. If my grandfather was alive he could probably tell me.
okay cut the trees down above pool, and take the lily pads out of pool. if that fails try kerosene, about 7 gallons for a full size pool. If that fails stop paying the rent, get evicted, and then you will haveta move, problem gone.
Kermit the Frog

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Jul 28, 2010
 
I don't pay rent. I own my home. And I don't have lily pads in the pool. Why would I want to put kerosene in my pool water when I just got it repaired. I did'nt have the problems with the frogs last year. I was just looking for some suggestions (serious) ones at that. Guess I will just have to call an exterminator to see what they recomend. Oh, and thanks for the advice lol.
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Denver, NC

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Jul 28, 2010
 
call me Billy The Exterminator
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Jul 28, 2010
 

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With a name like Kermit i thought you were joking! Okay now seriously, go to Walmart kids section and buy some chalk, go back home and draw an old fashioned large hop scotch diagram on the concrete next to your pool, those frogs will not go in pool when they see that game! If that does not work then talk to Jake Aster at Ivans and ask him if he could use some frog legs in his kitchen, after a while those damn frogs should get the hint!
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Jul 29, 2010
 
I think I would try calling the pool store. Maybe try googling the question.. I have a pool too and had tons of tadpoles this year but managed to get rid of all them before they turned into frogs. They do love the water though I've gotten several out over the years.
I just googled your question and this is one answer I found.

Frogs love being around the water, especially during their mating season. However, they can be pretty noisy. Part of the reason that they are attractive 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.

Hum interesting... another reason I'm glad I switched to pool salt.. My problem with tadpoles was before I started my pool up. I haven't noticed any since i started my salt water system.. guess they really don't like salt so I'd try this.
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Jul 29, 2010
 
In 24 years I have never had a frog in my pool.The only thing I ever have is bees and an occasional spider.Is this a joke thread?
Kermit the Frog

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Jul 29, 2010
 
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I think I would try calling the pool store. Maybe try googling the question.. I have a pool too and had tons of tadpoles this year but managed to get rid of all them before they turned into frogs. They do love the water though I've gotten several out over the years.
I just googled your question and this is one answer I found.
Frogs love being around the water, especially during their mating season. However, they can be pretty noisy. Part of the reason that they are attractive 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.
Hum interesting... another reason I'm glad I switched to pool salt.. My problem with tadpoles was before I started my pool up. I haven't noticed any since i started my salt water system.. guess they really don't like salt so I'd try this.
Thanks! I to googled it and found the same answer. I will try the rock salt and see how that works. Hopefully I will be able to change over to a salt water filteration system next spring. Thank you for your answer. I appreciate it!
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Jul 29, 2010
 

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RIBBET!!!
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Jul 30, 2010
 
trash talk wrote:
In 24 years I have never had a frog in my pool.The only thing I ever have is bees and an occasional spider.Is this a joke thread?
No it's not a joke thread.. I've had plenty of frogs in my pool in the past. Honestly thinking about it now it was when I didn't have my salt system. I think what I found on the internet is true about them not liking salt. When they do get in your pool they turn grey from the chlorine.
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Jul 30, 2010
 
Kermit the Frog wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks! I to googled it and found the same answer. I will try the rock salt and see how that works. Hopefully I will be able to change over to a salt water filteration system next spring. Thank you for your answer. I appreciate it!
Think you will like the salt water system. I've never been able to open my eyes under water because of the burning and now it doesn't bother me at all. With chlorine it bleaches out everything and makes your hair feel nasty.. not the salt. The salt never evaporates either.. the only salt you lose is from the backwashing and when you drain your pool for winterizing. Pretty cool and everyone that I've talked to that has switched over it glad they did.
Glad I could help. Your welcome.
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Aug 13, 2010
 

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eye sez frogs in me beer sumtimes
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Jun 10, 2011
 
I have a problem with frogs in my pool also. Mine is an inground pool and it is SALT WATER. Doesn't irritate them at all. Not sure what to do with damn things!!!!
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Jun 10, 2011
 
I remember we got frogs in the pool when I was a kid. I thought it was cool but of course I was 7 so... I hope you get them to leave
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Jun 30, 2011
 
I have hundreds of tadpoles in my pool. I have spent days trying to collect them & to bring them to a natural pond. I need my pool.
What kind of salt...the stuff for ice on the sidewalk? I feel horrible that they are going to die but what can I do?
Lighthouse pools told me to take 4-6 bags of shock at night and dump into pool. Run filter the next day to rid bodies and then use yellow out to rid the algae.
I used to love the wild tree frogs now I wish they will find a new home!
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Jun 30, 2011
 

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Start a tadpole race every Sat night and you'l get hundreds of folk from Marion to come, ain't nothing else to do here.
Brian

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Jul 25, 2011
 
If you simply wish frogs out of your pool then a Critter Skimmer installed will allow them to remove themselves and go back to where they came from .They dont want to be there they simply made a mistake thinking it was a pool.
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First of all, don't hurt the little creatures. They like the water, so that's why they are there. Go to the store and buy a small electric device that repels rats, mice and other rodents. When you plug it in, it sends out an ultrasonic noise that drives rodents away. It will work for frogs too. Plug it in in a place near the pool and point it at the at the top of the water (not to close though, 8-10 feet from the water should be fine). If you need to, plug it into an extension cord and you'll be able to point the device more accurately. No you won't be able to hear the sound, but the frogs can. They don't like it and go away on their own. It's harmless to the frogs. You'll need to leave it plugged in all summer, but it does work.

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