Animals and swimming
pools. Two things that shouldn’t merge. Unfortunately, often times, to the great dismay of conscientious pool owners, they do. ..
If you have a swimming pool or know someone that does, you probably know a couple facts more than the average person without one. First, you know that pools aren’t all fun and games- they require quite a bit of maintenance to upkeep. You also probably join millions of other pool owners with a wish for a cost effective automatic robot (or volunteer water and cleaning enthusiast) who can scour the sides of your decorative pool tiles and the grout that connects them to get rid of all the mildew and other grime that collects there so that you no longer have to do it. And finally, if you are a pool owner, you probably have the often unfortunate extra knowledge regarding wandering animals and insects, their attraction to giant tubs of water and ultimately, their ability to get out of them.
This last bit of advanced knowledge is doubtfully information that makes the average pool owner particularly thrilled to be aware of. For a moment let’s optimistically assume that the whole world tends to have an affinity toward all living things, especially animals that do not do much harm. It is pretty safe to say that the majority of folks in this category of thought would naturally be in support of an easy, inexpensive way to help save more innocent creatures.
I would love to believe that establishing a reputation as the neighborhood Reptile Rescue Master might be the leading factor contributing to this universal desire to keep animals and insects out of pools, but just for the sake of argument, let’s pretend many people have slightly more self interested motives.
This rationale promoting a creature free swimming pool has its understandable supporting reasons as well. Like the fact that a pool free of snakes, frogs, dead bees and whatever other species of wandering creatures are indigenous to your backyard makes for a much less time consuming cleaning of the pool. The whole process of digging these animals out with a net or sometimes your own bare hands, not to mention the challenge of trying to catch them if they happen to still be flailing in the water alive, is completely eliminated. What more could a pool owner with a kind heart for our animal friends possibly want?
Well, just today, while browsing around the internet, it came to my attention that a very product actually does exist that would cater simultaneously to either of these interested pool owner mind sets. This ingenious product for only $19.99 serves as not only an excellent way to keep your swimming pool water clean but it also serves as a little helping hand for those otherwise stuck and left to drown crawling creatures to get out of the pool.
It is called the Froglog and it consists of a small floatation device with a sturdy bridge on top of it, designed to connect the floaty to the safety of your pool deck, in an easy to climb ramp like formation. The brilliant contraption also was carefully designed with the animals’ comfort truly in mind, for the ramp has been strategically treaded to prevent any slip offs back into the pool or other imaginable cumbersome escapes.
The Froglog was invented and designed by a gentleman named Rich Mason, a wildlife biologist with a focus on animal conservation, after hearing endless complaints from his acquaintances regarding the daily collection of frogs, snakes, insects, lizards, and other such creatures in their swimming pool skimmers. Not only were these animals quite a chore to have to remove constantly from the water, but the fact that they were almost always discovered dead was equally as disturbing. So Mr. Mason sought out to solve the problem for the sake of everyone involved.
And that is how the Froglog came about. If you or someone you know and love owns a swimming pool that often acts as a gathering spot for area wildlife, send them to the Froglog website to check it out. Obtaining one of these things not only helps the otherwise poor and struggling animals but it also reduces the amount of debris, animal waste material and organism pieces (I know its morbid, but true) distributed about the water which ultimately saves time, energy and habitual frustration for the person designated as pool maintenance authority.