We have had to cover our pool to slow down the rapid evaporation of water during this drought. This spider emerged from underneath once we had unfolded the cover and flattened it out across the surface of the pool. It was not impressed.
We helped it out of the pool and watched as it moved along the brick surround. It clearly wished to find another peaceful place to hide.
The spider climbed up the side of a bucket nearby.
And, I can only think, bared its fangs at me!
We put it in the Spekboom growing nearby and its scuttled away quickly to find a new lair.