Over more than a decade, our customers have tested various duck prevention methods including:-
Solar blankets float on the surface of the water and will submerge sufficiently with the weight of a duck to provide enough water to for them to paddle, play and enjoy. This means that ducks will continue to enjoy the use of your pool, pooping on the pool blanket, coping and surrounding areas.
The top surface of the solar blanket will quickly become soiled with feathers and faeces which will smudge across both surfaces of the cover when the blanket is rolled. In short, a Solar Blanket exacerbates the duck problem and does not offer any form of relief.
"I just wanted to deter the ducks, I did not want to KILL them!" - Christina Rees. Grasmere, NSW.
Chemical repellents such as Duck Off and No More Ducks work by reducing the surface tension of the water. This causes the ducks to sink further into the water, which they do not like. Our customers have collectively used this product widely and report the following issues:-
Flags, streamers, fishing line, plastic snakes & other deterrents
All these things have been tried over and over, but we have never heard a success story to date. Remarkably, the litter in our picture was intentionally deployed in a vain attempt to deter ducks from swimming in, and pooping around the pool!
Pool Safety Net
A Pool Safety Net is the Ultimate Barrier between your child and the pool and will also definitely solve even the worst duck problem. Ducks cannot access the water or walk on the net with their webbed feet. So it won't be long before they just give up altogether and move to someone else's pool.
Premium Leaf & Debris Cover
The Premium Leaf & Debris Cover is stretched tightly across the pool and does not contact the water. It will prevent Leaves & Debris from entering your pool and will definitely deny access to even the most persistent duck!
"The cover looks fantastic, the ducks have gone to swim in someone else's pool, and the leaves are harmlessly blowing away. I am one happy pool owner!
Many thanks, Geoff Hay. Sutherland Shire, NSW."
This our most popular and versatile pool cover. Extremely attractive, this cover is very light-weight and incredibly easy to remove and re-fit to your pool. Being an open mesh material, the leaf & debris cover does not collect rainwater, is neutrally buoyant and will not become water-logged should it fall into the water.
Blocking out 80% of the sunlight, you will be able to significantly reduce maintenance of your pool with this cover in place. During winter, you should only have to run the pool filter for about an hour per day. Chemical requirements will also be reduced by about 50% with our Premium Leaf & Debris cover fitted to your pool.
The Premium Leaf & Debris Cover is very simple to manage. It will effectively keep out ducks and all leaves & debris, yet does not pool water on top of the cover after rain. The cover is pulled up tight by the straps and stays dry above the water level. Leaves and debris falling on the cover will remain dry and generally just blow off. You can assist this process with a blower if required.
The objective is to break the duck cycle by covering your pool for a few months so the ducks do not have any access to the water. The pool will then be able to be uncovered for a number of weeks (ie during summer) without the ducks returning. It is important to re-cover your pool at the end of the swimming season to prevent the ducks from coming back.
The leaf cover will effortlessly support ducks and small animals, keeping them high and dry above the water. Ducks cannot access the water so it won't be long before they relocate. Our Leaf & Debris Cover is not intended as a safety cover, however, it is firmly secured to the pool surround and does not detract from child safety.
Our Premium Leaf & Debris Cover is made of virgin woven polyethylene fabric. The fabric is specially formulated for pool cover use and is stabilized against the damaging effects of Chlorine and Ultra Violet light. The cover is extremely durable and carries a full 5 year warranty against faulty material, parts and workmanship. With proper care, a life span in excess of 10 years can normally be expected.
The Premium Leaf & Debris Cover will totally solve even the most extreme duck problem as well as controlling Leaves & Debris. Our pool cover experts will design and custom build your cover to fit neatly and accurately around rocks, waterfalls and other features. In fact, we regularly fit covers to pools that our competitors have dismissed as impossible!
Our Leaf & Debris Cover is the best available, featuring:-