How to Get Rid of Frog Eggs in a Pool

Frogs lay their eggs in water. Once the eggs mature they become tadpoles and eventually frogs. When you discover frog eggs in your pool it is important to remove them as soon as possible. The longer you wait to remove them, the more mature and mobile they will become, and the harder they will be to remove. If you have a little time on your hands, you can remove the eggs yourself without having to hire a professional.

Step 1

Fill a clean bucket halfway full with water. You can use any type of bucket you like as long as it is free of holes.

Step 2

Place half the skimmer in the pool in a vertical position. The skimmer should be on the edge of one section of the frog eggs.

Step 3

Tilt the edge of the skimmer that is in the water up so that the frogs eggs are cradled inside of the skimmer netting.

Step 4

Gently lift the skimmer out of the water in the titled position. You will know that the skimmer is tilted enough if there are still frog eggs on the netting of your skimmer.

Step 5

Place the skimmer inside of a bucket of water and lift it up to remove the frog eggs from the skimmer. If you still have frog eggs on your skimmer, hold it over the water and gently tap it against the side of the bucket until all of the frog eggs have fallen off.

Step 6

Repeat the process of putting half the skimmer in the water, tilting and removing the skimmer and putting the frog eggs in the bucket until they are all removed from the pool.

Step 7

Put chlorine in the pool to discourage any more frogs from laying their eggs in your pool. You should add 1 ounce per 1,000 gallons of water.

Step 8

Take the bucket with the frog eggs and dump them in a nearby body of fresh water, such as a stream, where they can continue to grow. If you do not have a fresh body of water near you, call pet stores in your area to find out if they will care for the frog eggs.