The FrogLog ® Critter Saving Escape Ramp

How it Works

A mouse being rescued from a swimming pool by the FrogLog

Once a frog, mouse, or other animal falls into a pool, they instinctively swim toward the pool wall trying to escape. The animal will circle around the edge of the pool looking for a way out. The animal will bump into the FrogLog, climb onto the floating platform, up the mesh ramp, and exit the pool.

Turning the pump and filter to cycle off at night will improve the effectiveness of the FrogLog. If the pump runs all night, there is a greater chance of animals getting pulled into the skimmer before finding the FrogLog. If regulations allow for only a brief shutdown period for the pump, set it to cycle off at dusk, as this is when animals become active. Using the recommended number of units based on pool size will provide the best coverage.

With care, the FrogLog can be used with swimming pools that have automatic pool covers. Small animals can crawl under a pool cover and get into the water. The FrogLog can also be placed on top of or underneath a solar cover.

Assembly

Simply inflate the bladder to a firm consistency and add 1.5-2 cups of sand or pea gravel to the plastic bag. Insert the plastic bag into the fabric pouch. Place the floating platform in the water and place the sandbag on the pool deck. An optimal location is just upstream from the flow of water moving toward the skimmer opening. For multiple units, space FrogLogs evenly around the pool. Several customers have suggested using a dive belt weight instead of sand.

Cleaning and Repair

Clean the FrogLog with warm soap and water. Dry before storing. The inflatable bladder can be removed and patched with a PVC patch kit. The re-sealable bag used for the sand weight can be replaced with a freezer bag.

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