How To Keep Frogs Out Of Your Pool
Frogs can be quite the nuisance when they start invading your pool area.
They can cause all sorts of problems, from jumping into the pool and making a mess, to eating the chlorine tablets meant to keep the water clean.
In this article, we will discuss some ways you can keep frogs out of your pool and maintain a frog-free environment.
Frogs are attracted to water
Frogs are attracted to water, so one of the easiest ways to keep them out of your pool is to make it less appealing to them.
One way to do this is by changing the pH level of the water.
Frogs prefer a pH level of 7.5 or higher, so aim to keep your pool’s pH level below that.
You can also add a small amount of alum to the pool water, which will make the water less inviting to frogs.
Put Up A Sign
Put up a sign that says “No Frogs Allowed.”
This will let any frogs in the area know that they’re not welcome. Totally Kidding of course! 🤣
Use Frog Repellents (Surprisingly Effective)
Another effective way to keep frogs out of your pool is by using repellents.
There are a few different types of frog repellents on the market, but most of them contain either garlic or DEET.
- Garlic-based repellents tend to be more effective at keeping frogs away, but they can also make your pool area smell bad.
- DEET-based repellents are less effective at repelling frogs, but they won’t make your pool area smell bad.
There are many different commercially available frog repellents that use different ingredients, such as citronella oil or lemon.
You can also make your own frog repellent using essential oils.
A few drops of lemon or eucalyptus oil in a gallon of water can create an effective frog repellent.
Use A Fence
One way to keep frogs out of your pool is to put a fence around it. This will ensure that they can’t get into the pool area at all. \
While frogs can often climb walls (sticky feet and all), they don’t have as much luck with fences. Just make sure you add a solid component to the bottom foot or so of the fence, so they don’t just hop through the bars/holes in it! 🙂
Plant some Frog Repelling Plants
Another option is to surround your pool with plants that frogs don’t like.
There are many plants that have a strong smell that frogs don’t like, such as lavender, lemon balm, and peppermint.
You can also plant some prickly plants around your pool, such as rose bushes or cacti.
The downside to this method is that it requires regular maintenance, as the plants will need to be trimmed and kept in check.
Use a chemical repellent in the water
One way to keep frogs out of your pool is by using a chemical repellent in the water. The most common type of chemical repellent used in pools is chlorine.
Chlorine is effective at killing frogs, as well as keeping the water clean and free of algae.
You can also use other chemicals, such as bromine or copper sulfate. These chemicals are also effective at killing frogs and keeping the water clean.
Get rid of any standing water near your pool
Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, AND frogs require standing water to lay their eggs, so it’s important to get rid of any standing water near your pool.
You can do this by draining puddles, filling in any low spots in your yard, and keeping your gutters clean.
If you want to keep your pool frog-free, one of the best things you can do is install an automatic pool cleaner. This will keep the pool clean and free of debris, so the frogs won’t be attracted to it. Plus, you’ll never have to worry about cleaning the pool yourself again!
Frogs can be quite the nuisance when they start invading your pool area. They can cause all sorts of problems, from making the water dirty to breeding mosquitoes.
Thankfully, the above are some simple steps you can take to keep them out of your pool.