Above Ground Pools And Moles
I have a 33' round by 52" high pool that is 5 years old this year. After the first winter we uncovered it to find trenches all around the outer edge of the pool.
At first I thought it was from rain water somehow getting under the pool liner. Another winter comes and goes and again we uncover the pool in the spring to find the trenches are so bad that they have pulled the bead out.
After crying for a bit I started making phone calls and find that those trenches are from moles tunneling on the outer edges of the pool. (Apparently a common problem in Kansas.) Last year in 2013 we drained the pool added sand and smoothed, packed and refilled. And again this Spring (2014) we have trenches on the outer edge of the pool. We have been treating for moles and setting traps trying to kill these little destructive critters.
So I guess my question is..... would putting a pool crete base down solve our problem?
Please any suggestions? Lori
Pool crete might work, I have never heard of it used for mole control. Carpeting under the sand seems to help. Chicken wire slows them down. The only way I know of for sure is a concrete pad. That really takes care of them.
So if you cannot get rid of the pests you need to do something to the pool. If you go with the pool crete let me know how it works.