Waterboro is a town in York County, Maine with a population of about 7,693. It is part of the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford metropolitan statistical area and includes the North, South, and East districts.
Early Indian settlers called the place Massabesic, which means ‘place of much water’ because of the number of lakes in the region. As such, locals in the area are fond of swimming to cool off in the summer. Today, people are more busy than ever, thus traveling to the nearest swimming hole isn’t as feasible as it once was. Because of this, many install above ground pools in their homes to have easy access to a place they can cool off in, anytime.
While the maintenance of pools have lots of factors to consider, one of the more irritating issues a pool owner has to face are birds. Birds flying around tend to leave droppings everywhere, and that includes your pool’s water. And with the threat of bird flu, making sure your pool is free from any bird contaminants is all the more important. While chlorine can kill off most bacteria and are sufficient enough to handle bird droppings, sometimes it’s not enough.
Here are some things you can do to chase away birds.
You can install a dummy own with a movable head near your pool to chase away birds. Make sure you move the owl figure every couple of days to keep other birds from nesting in a particular area.
Old CDs can also be hung from trees and other outcroppings. The reflected light keeps birds away.
Toy rubber snakes can also be placed in the pool. It also doubles as a pool toy for kids.
You can also place a weaved grid of fishing line over the pool, but make sure it is out of reach of kids.
Finally, always cover your pool when it is not in use.
These are but a few solutions to keep birds away, and I’m sure you can come up a few yourself now that you get the idea. All it takes is a little creativity and trying to think like the birds do.
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