One of the most common problems for your swimming pool is the frog. If you are not careful enough, swimming pool can attract different sort of pests. Frogs are one of them. If the water is not properly chlorinated, there can be mold and algae. There can be other types of insects as well; especially if your pool has green surroundings of lots of trees and grasses. But apart from all these problems, frogs can be a real issue since they can jump into the pool but cannot jump out of it. The nice and refreshing water of your pool may attract the frogs very easily, but at the end, you need to continuously remove the dead frogs from your pool. Trust me, this is not even the least interesting task you can do. So it is better to take some precautions to keep the frogs out of your pool. Here go some steps that will guide you how to keep frogs out of your pool.
— How to Keep Frogs out of Your Pool —
- Install a fence
Installing a fence can be the first step to keep frogs out of your pool. Just install a fence around the perimeter of the pool. It is very effective to prevent the frogs from jumping in or falling in your pool. Do not depend on chain link fence since the smaller frogs can be through the chain link fence. Use a solid wood fence maybe. This is going to help you to a great extent.
- Use pool cover
To stop the frogs and other insects and bugs from entering the pool, you should better start using a pool cover when you are not using the pool. This will effectively prevent the frogs and other insects from jumping in your pool and you can remove them from the cover if in case any of them try to jump in. There are many types of pool cover available in the market. Purchase something that is easy to install and easy to remove. Make sure that they are fastened strongly so that the kids or pets don’t get trapped accidentally.
- Weed properly
If your pool is surrounded by weeds, ferns, woodpiles and other shrubs, consider removing them as soon as possible. Frogs love to hide under them. Also, uses ammonia-based fertilizer in your landscape. This will destroy the habitat of frogs and keep frog out of your pool.
- Turn off the lights
Since lights draw many kinds of bugs and insects, considering turning off the lights around the pool. When you are not using the pool make sure all the lights around the pool and in the pool, are turned off. That will attract fewer insects and bugs.
- Use insecticides
If there are lots of insects and bugs around your pool, there will be a source of food for the frogs and that will attract them to your pool. Consider using insecticides to remove the bugs. That will draw the frogs away.
- Use salt or vinegar
Make a solution of salt and vinegar. Then spray it around the pool. Once the solution gets dried, it will leave substances that will burn the frogs feet and keep frog out of your pool.
- Install fountain or waterfall
If you install a waterfall or fountain in your pool, it will keep moving the waters. In moving water, there will be fewer insects and less food for the frogs. That will keep frogs out of your pool.
- Use pool heater
Consider using a pool heater to heat up the water of your pool. Since frogs are cold blooded they hate hot water. You can use a solar cover. It plays both roles of covering the pool and heating the water naturally. There are other pool heaters as well you may like to look at them.
- Use frog repellent
Consider using a frog repellent if the situation is too bad. I mean if there are a massive amount of frogs in your area, try using a frog repellent. Frog repellent is toxic and they kill the frog and other insects that come in tough with it. This is cruelty, but you have to survive first.
- Use frog log
Despite using all the steps above, if you cannot get rid of frogs, use a frog log. There might be a hell lot of frogs around you. You better get used to it and install a frog log. So that the frogs don’t get drowned and get out of the pool by themselves. It will at least save you from cleaning the dead frogs from the pool. A frog log does not keep the frog away from your pool, it is helpful if there is already a frog in a pool, it helps it to get out of the pool. Don’t worry, if you follow the steps above, you will not need to use a frog log.
— Why Frogs Get Attracted to Pool? —
Well, the answer to the question above is pretty simple. It’s because of food and water. At night the pool water acts like a giant reflector. That attracts lots of bugs and insects. The bugs attract the frogs since they are the main source for food for frogs. The frogs arrive and see a large water body. They cannot tempt from swimming. They dive in. But unfortunately, they don’t know that they cannot dive out. As a result, you need to clean the dead frogs.
Apart from this, frogs are not bad for our pool. They eat bugs and keep your surrounding clean. So try using non-lethal steps that don’t kill the frogs. But if it’s an emergency, well, sometimes we have to be cruel. But one thing you need to keep in mind that it might be pretty impossible to completely keep frogs out of your pool, you just can try to reduce the population of them and make sure that your pool is a not a safe home for the frogs. Since frog does not harm anyone, if you see any of them swimming in your pool, try to help them out before it gets drowned.