To prevent frogs from entering a swimming pool, use saltwater barriers or install fencing around the pool. Regular maintenance to remove any frogs in the water is also necessary. Fencing can be installed in a weekend, but regular maintenance is required to keep frogs out of the pool if the infestation persists after a barrier is installed.
- Place salt around the pool
Salt barriers prevent frogs from entering the pool temporarily. To make a salt barrier, mix 2 pounds of salt in 3 gallons of water, and stir until the salt is dissolved. Pour the mixture around the perimeter of the pool as needed to deter frogs.
- Install a permanent barrier
To prevent nonclimbing frogs from entering the pool area, install a wire fence, and place 1/8-inch hardware cloth along the base of the fence. The hardware cloth should be buried at least 4 inches deep, and it should be at least 20 inches above ground level to deter frogs.
- Remove frogs daily
Frogs may still enter the pool after installing deterrents. Open the pool cover if necessary, and use a bucket or skimmer to remove any frogs that are in the pool. Check the pool on a daily basis until the infestation is well-controlled using other methods.