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birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby GLITTER » Mon 27 May, 2013 21:33

I have had my pool for more than 30 years but this is the first year that I have blackbirds crap in it. My cat killed the contents of one nest but the population and number of nests of these little bastards is beyond the appetite of my killer feline. I pay monthly for pool service so the cost becomes unbearable because the pool guy sweeps only to have them dirty it immediately after.
It is my understanding that they are protected by law so I can't shoot them. They are violent and peck my dear kitty when he tries to protect my pool. They have been here for too long and need to fly South. This is almost worse than the movie "The Birds". If anyone finds a solution, please post it for all us victims to read.


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Re: birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby tiredofbirdpoop » Wed 18 May, 2016 13:42

after years of putting up with poop bombs and tryings all sorts of nonsense to prevent it, I resorted to a sure fire fix. A .22 rifle. Last year I killed over 60 grackles and 35 so far this year. We've had about a dozen poop bombs this year before it stopped. Typically we get 1,000 poop bombs in about 3 wks. Not with this sure fire remedy. Thanks for not coming up with anything better. Now finally, we can enjoy a clean poop free pool.
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Re: birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby soap94 » Sat 11 Jun, 2016 03:50

maybe you should try to cover your pool with a protection?
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Re: birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby DavidSwimmer » Sun 16 Oct, 2016 20:48

Hi everyone,

I have to chime in here. I tried a lot of these ideas and had no luck for any extended period of time. I even tried a bb gun with a laser site mounted on it! I thought that was sure to scare the pigeons away...

Nope! All I did was decimate one population until a new flock came in a couple weeks later. It was so frustrating.

I finally broke down and put in a full screen enclosure. It wasn't cheap, but I'm so happy I did. Those bird droppings were becoming a serious health concern. (And the added bonus is no mosquitoes now either! That's good news for us down in "Zika-ville" - aka south FL.)

The wife and kids love it--even if we're not actually swimming but just relaxing outside or barbecuing, etc.

(If you're curious, ours is the third picture you see in the carousel: http://palmbeachpatioscreens.com )

If anyone has any questions about costs or other concerns I'm happy to supply more info, just PM me.

But the main takeaway is a permanently "poopless pool" was worth the expense to us.
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Re: birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby Denniswiseman » Mon 17 Oct, 2016 03:11

And it keeps leaves debris and other unwanted guests
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Re: birds pooping over my inground pool

Postby DavidSwimmer » Tue 18 Oct, 2016 13:06

Denniswiseman wrote:And it keeps leaves debris and other unwanted guests


Yes. It has been a godsend. I figure it will pay for itself over about 5 years. But it's 5 years of reduced cleaning bills (and BB pellets expense!) and wayyy less hassle.

-DS

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