How can I keep the birds from pooping all over my pool waterfall??

by Rsh13579669
  10 answers
  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 10, 2018

    If there are branches above the waterfall, I would add some strips of that scare tape....

    Maybe even add one of those plastic owls whose eyes light up.... see they even have an eagle now

  • Becky Becky on Mar 10, 2018

    I think the only way would be for your yard to be less attractive to birds. No fruit trees or tomatoes or berries in your garden, no bird feeders, and no water for them to bathe in. But then you're left with a yard that's less attractive to people too :-) Maybe you could try setting up a net of sorts to keep them away from it, but then you've got a big net in your yard, and they'd probably just sit on the net and poop through it. Some people put up fake owls to scare away other birds. I think the birds get used to those pretty quickly though, like the crows sitting on the scarecrows :-) If you come up with anything, please share - I'd love to know about it!

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    • Rsh13579669 Rsh13579669 on Mar 10, 2018

      No cat- I'm allergic. I am trying a few other things. Hope something works.

  • Gerri Haumschild Gerri Haumschild on Mar 10, 2018

    put beachballs in the pool. AS they are blown around, it scares the birds off.

    • Rsh13579669 Rsh13579669 on Mar 10, 2018

      I think the wind here would blow them out of the pool- but it's a thought.

  • Gail Gail on Mar 10, 2018

    Would maybe an Umbrella over the water fall provide the needed protection. You could periodically wash top of it off with water hose.

  • Gail Gail on Mar 10, 2018

    What about an outdoor dining canopy? They are available in a variety of sizes, perhaps large party size might work?

    One other thought comes to mind, a pipe frame the size needed & use outdoor shade cloth with it which is much more durable than a plastic tarp as well as attractive, unless you want to spend the money for heavy vinyl awning material. Make it such that it could be removed to clean, put grommets on the edges of cloth & mount to pipes with shower curtain rings.

    This may not work either, but I'm trying....

    • Rsh13579669 Rsh13579669 on Mar 10, 2018

      I get you are trying- but I don't want to lose the effect of the pool and waterfall- by covering it. besides which the birds would fly under any cover to get to the waterfall.

  • Boh13539450 Boh13539450 on Mar 10, 2018

    If it’s possible to hang a artificial owl on a pole it will keep them away .

  • Rsh13579669 Rsh13579669 on Mar 10, 2018

    I have an owl planter and a couple of solar owls on the rocks with light up eyes.

  • Gail Gail on Mar 11, 2018

    Could you post a pic of it so we can see the area you are wanting to protect? We all may not come up with any real solutions but what could it hurt?

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 21, 2022

    Sorry to hear your problem, but the birds probably use it as a perch when drinking.

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 05, 2022

    Train you dog to chase them off.