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    Question Ducks In My Swimming Pool

    Hi

    How best to go about deterring ducks from frequenting our outdoor swimming pool given the not inconsiderable H&S issues they pose?

    Would one of those large hawk-like kites on a pole you see sited in a field of pees keep them away and if not what is the legal position with shooting out of season or trapping?

    Thanks

    K

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klenchblaize View Post
    Hi

    How best to go about deterring ducks from frequenting our outdoor swimming pool given the not inconsiderable H&S issues they pose?

    Would one of those large hawk-like kites on a pole you see sited in a field of pees keep them away and if not what is the legal position with shooting out of season or trapping?

    Thanks

    K
    Could always try a tarp cover with some floats on the edge? cheap and cheerful

    R

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    Coat them with some nice orange sauce and serve them with some fresh seasonable veg!
    MS

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    im available for bird scaring duty second week in june for ten days!! ,ps i,ve got my own swimming shorts and sunblock! i will keep the little buggers out, failing that lay a trail of bread up the steps across the lawn and into the kitchen,
    Last edited by AN DU RU FOX; 31-03-2015 at 21:04.
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    Thanks

    It's a bit more involved than that as they are crapping all around the pool, pre bathing shower and changing cubicles. We also open the pool from 07:00hrs until dusk so when not frequented by chicks the ducks drop in!

    Ironically there are no fewer than 5 large ponds and 2 small lakes within Leica 10 power spying distance but still they find our pool as attractive if not more so.

    K

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    Since having the indoor pool installed with lockable doors we have no problem at Legolas towers with ducks or itinerant An Du Ru Fox's!!!

    Joking aside, with Nesting around the corner maybe a heron decoy on the side of the pool might convince your visitors to go elsewhere.

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    K, you are best to get rid of the duck house you bought of that dodgy mp.
    It's attracting too many ducks .

    MPs' expenses: Sir Peter Viggers in duck house mystery - Telegraph
    Last edited by private fraser; 31-03-2015 at 21:12.
    "Don't say I didnae warn ye !"

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    How about a net suspended a few feet above the pool (8'?), may not look very pretty though unless done properly.

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    maybe a bit of,conetrol may cure your problem ,im afraid it might get worse as the saps rising around here and ducks are everywhere,
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