I was cleaning my pool last week and this week and I pulled one of these out each time both were dead. Can you please positively identify them for me. Thank you for your time
You have a species of Trap-Door Spider, so called because they build a burrow in sandy soil and create a door. The spiders hide behind the door and jump out with prey, usually small arthropods, pass by. You specimens appear to be males. During mating season, males will sometimes wander in search of a mate. Sadly, they fell into your pool.