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birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby dirt sweeper » Wed 16 May, 2007 22:00

why is it that these black birds are pooping in the pool. I hosed off the pool deck this morning and came home and found 9 new droppings. Is this a game for these guys or what??? It could be that I cut down the huge Maple tree next to the pool last year and they are really ticked off..don't know


birds pooping

Postby mare » Sun 20 May, 2007 07:41

I'm having the same problem! This is the first year we have experienced it, it's very unpleasant! Help!!!!!!!!
No more birds!!!!


Postby No more birds!!!! » Mon 21 May, 2007 16:06

I am having the same problem. I tried the owl trick, and that didn't work. I also bought a huge inflatable seahorse to "bob" around in my pool, and that didn't work either. Does anyone have any suggestions!!!! :cry:

bird poop

Postby bo » Wed 23 May, 2007 10:35

does anyonew have help with black birds pooping in my pool??

Postby Guest » Fri 25 May, 2007 08:12

I have/had? same problem - I just put a bunch of fake rubber snakes around the pool 2 days ago and haven't seen any new poop. I was told birds hate snakes and to keep moving them around so the birds don't catch on that they are fake. Seems to be working...
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Postby Anne D'Angelo » Mon 28 May, 2007 12:45

There is alot of info online about this problem, but hardly any real solutions. This is my second year dealing with it. Today, we are putting the winter cover back on. We have given up. They won. :(


Postby frankspoolservice » Wed 23 Apr, 2008 18:57

Try filling your pool with about 20 beachballs.I use this trick for duck problem. Good luck. FRANK
Ken IL

Bird poop

Postby Ken IL » Thu 29 May, 2008 15:30

If anyone has a solution, please help. I just opened my pool for the first time (NW burbs of Chicago) and my pool and pool deck are getting bombed with poop. I would like a solution but also a reason... why are they doing this? Another site suggested that adults scoop the poop from their young out of the nests so predators cannot smell their nests. They use their mouths to scoop the poop but why they feel they have to drop it near water is unclear. I have heard of the owls and also hangin CDs in your yard (the sun hitting the CD creates light effects that birds do not like). I am ready to hunt the birds if necessary and I just ripped a nest out of the shrub in my front yard. Thousands of $$ so I can kneel on my pool deck and scrub poop? Not!
Ken IL

Postby Ken IL » Fri 30 May, 2008 10:34

After numerous searches, it appears that this is a temporary thing that only exists for a few weeks in the spring and then stops. If that's the case, I can deal with it. I did find a nest in one of my trees and in a temporary fit of spirited anger, I took it out with a long cherry-picker. Sorry birds.

Someone on another board also suggested taking the big plastic owls and throwing them in the pool so they bob and move so you don't have to move it yourself.
Duffy Pools

Postby Duffy Pools » Fri 30 May, 2008 19:39

High intensity Motion lights at night. Buy a dog and keep it in the pool yard in the day. Kinda like the old time farmer had a problem with types of crops in the spring. So , the breaded a dog to eat woodchucks. Guess what dog it was?

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