Critter Skimmer Cover and Ramp
Let the critters live! Critter Skimmer is an eco-friendly invention that allows frogs, turtles, mice, and other small critters to rescue themselves from in-ground pool skimmers. Replacing the pool skimmer cover with a Critter Skimmer allows animals that invariably end up in the pool to climb up the attached spiral rescue ramp and through the opening in the skimmer cover to safety.
This creative device provides frogs and other critters an escape route via a spiraling rescue ramp, allowing them to exit through an opening at the top of the skimmer.
The 9 in. round cover is compatible with: Pentair, Sta-Rite and American pool skimmers. Measures 8-7/8in diameter on the inside ring (underneath), and 9-3/16in overall.
The Story, by Critter Skimmer inventor Brian Meagher.
"After years of finding frogs either dead or near-dead in my pool skimmer, I just had to find a way to save them without having goofy floating devices that were eyesores and got in the way of every day use of the pool.
So in the summer of 2007 I went into my workshop and carved out the first Critter Skimmer and popped it into my pool skimmer.
From that day on, during my morning ritual of coffee-drinking and skimmer-checking, I never found any dead frogs. Occasionally, I found a frog on the ramp that hadn't yet found its way to freedom. Most mornings I found nothing, even after it rained. All pool owners have experienced an increase in the number of unwanted visitors after a rain shower."