You are right Fordama. The duck poop problem is a story in itself because the pool man let a note on my front door about three weeks in that said, "Let me know when the ducks leave."
So, I went to a pool supply store and bought the stuff I needed to do it myself. I couldn't get the suction on the vacuum to work. So I asked the pool man to stop by and show me how to do it. Which he did and was kind enough to tell me that he wasn't going to charge me for the visit and that he wasn't mad at me.
In the meantime, I ordered shoulder-length disposable gloves from amazon.com because I couldn't figure out how to do it without getting contaminated. The pool is full of algae too.
Anyway, he said the filter should be cleaned because the suction wasn't working. So, I tried to do that. Took it apart, but couldn't get the filters to come out because they were too heavy. So, I did what I could with a hose and scooping out the gunk with gloves on of course. What a gross mess and it was impossible to get it all out.
I tried the suction and it still didn't work, so I thought the whole thing was jammed up. I called the pool supply store and they advised that I have the filter cleaned by their service dept. Which I did. The service man was here a couple of days ago and I am so glad.
He cleaned the filter and told me not to bother vacuuming the pool at all, just to continue using the net everyday because he thought that the filter would need to be changed after only a half hour or an hour of vacuuming because the pool is so dirty. Which could be expensive if I did it over and over again until they left.
He said the water wasn't as gross as I thought it was that most of the organic matter was at the bottom of the pool and the ducks wouldn't get sick. So, I hope he is right.
Oh, and he said to just drain it after the ducks leave, clean it and fill it up with fresh water.
I feel so much better now, I was afraid the ducks would get sick and die.
And he also advised me to buy an alligator toy and float it in the pool and get a couple of fake owls.