Ducks or No Ducks in the Swimming Pool

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sweetshoplady, May 6, 2009.

  1. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    OK, I have 6 call ducks. That right now are enjying the swimming pool. The way this golf course house is built every room has a view of the pool. So I can enjoy my calls from wherever I am in the house. They like the pool. It's not heated so its too cold for me. (I'm from FL and like really warm water).

    The problem is my pool company. They think my ducks in the pool will be a health hazard to all their other customers. I said there's a lot of pollution in the bays and gulf. They said we don't clean those. Used to be you could go out and harvest oysters. Haven't been able to do that for a long long time.

    I am just wondering what y'all's opinion is. Y'all are much more likely to appreciate the ducks there, or maybe not.

    Should I cancel the pool company and just clean the pool myself, leave the ducks where they are? Or move the ducks. These are pinioned ducks and are very small. They really don't mess the water up that badly.

    If you want to see pics see my thread of "What color are my calls"

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=174569

    ETA the link to the pics. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2009
  2. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    i wouldnt think it would be a good idea to have ducks in a public swimming pool..they poop constantly! [​IMG]
     
  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    She means she hires a pool company to clean her pool and they don't want to if ducks have been swimming in it.

    I'd probably just clean it myself to save some money. If the pool filters can keep up with the duck mess, I don't see the harm.
     
  4. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    ohhhh!
    well i cant see how it would hurt their equipment unless it was really bad.
     
  5. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    This is my private personal swimming pool. I do live on a lake which has alligators in it.
     
  6. Run-A-Muck Ranch

    Run-A-Muck Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    I personally would think it shouldn't be a problem, after all there are people who let there dogs swim in there pools and then have them professionally cleaned...I reallize the dog probably isn't pooping in the pools, but they're still in there...Yeah the ducks are gonna poop, but what about when people have other animals (crocs are always found in pools)...Isn't the chlorine a killer for the bacteria and what not???
    And how is it a hazard to there other customers, aren't they're tools or whatever cleaned after each pool??
    I live in WI so excuse my ignorance with the questions...NO POOL HERE....lol
     
  7. Happy Chicken Mama

    Happy Chicken Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you had them very long????

    DUCKS POOP A LOT!

    People think chickens are messy... they haven't met any ducks! S-T-I-N-K-Y!

    In the long run I would build them a lovely coop/run. With their very own pool. Then they can come & visit your but you mess will go down by a lot.

    I think that while it may be fun now... you may want to think of other solutions when you get fed up with the mess.

    I am speaking out of personal experance... we had a silkie live in the house for a year. Chickens are supposed to live outside. She and we are much happier now. She LOVES to visit and still sleeps at night in the house (for now). AND she is still a hit at all of our dinner parties!

    ps... they are so stinkin' cute! makes me want one.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2009
  8. sugarbush

    sugarbush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you chlorinate the pool I would move the ducks out asap... If it is a mineral pool and you don't chlorinate it then by all means leave them were they are and skim the pool yourself.... You could also find a new pool company...florida is full of them and I am sure you could find one who didn't care if the ducks were there.
     
  9. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    Quote:My thoughts exactly...
     
  10. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Well my first inclination...if there are chemicals in the pool...do not let the ducks in it. If it is a natural pool then tell the pool company to buzz off.

    Unless the pool company wants to pay your mortgage for you and feed your ducks and build them their own pond..they are there to do a job so do it, shut up and get out.


    But that is me.
     

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