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Ducks in swimming pools

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Rubyfalls, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. Rubyfalls

    Rubyfalls Hatching

    Mar 29, 2013

    Ive had chickens for quite some time now, but hope to get into ducks at some point. I've read a lot about how swimming pools are not good for ducks and that ducks are not good for swimming pools. The one thing I can't find is whether or not ducks tend to go into pools on their own.

    I have an above ground pool which is kept up with chlorine. I will also have a small pond at ground level. Is it likely that I will see ducks in my pool? Or will they stay away? I will not under any circumstances put them in the pool myself. If the pool could be a problem, I will likely say no to ducks and look elsewhere.


  2. GhislaineDel

    GhislaineDel Songster

    Apr 25, 2012
    New England
    We have ducks whose home is right next to an in ground pool surrounded by a chain link fence. The ducks have never gone in the pool in the three years we have had them. I'm assuming it's the fence that keeps them out but since yours is above ground it should be fine too.
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Does you above ground pool have steps up to it? you might have to have a gate. My ducks can navigate steps pretty easy, but if you block off the steps most likely they won't be able to get in the pool. Ducks love water so if there is a way in most likely they will be in the pool.

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