Swimming pool bugs that bite

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Swimming pool bugs that bite

Postby coonie » Sun 09 Oct, 2005 12:53

I have been bitten several times by bugs or insects in my outdoor pool. Size 24 x 40. Some look like flying ants. Others are very small black bugs that have a pointed tail and look like a small piece of a leaf. What are these? How can I treat these bites? How can I get rid of them from my pool? Valerie Coons - [email protected].

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Biting bugs in pool

Postby Pool Bug » Sun 15 Jan, 2006 09:18

Gosh! Sounds awful.

Have you got any pictures of the bugs?

I expect it would be better to get rid of the biters, but to relieve the bites in the interim you could try rubbing alcohol or an antihistamine cream.

ants w/wings in pool

Postby pemoye » Tue 06 Jun, 2006 12:04

We've had a pool for 30 years and have had swarms of these [email protected] intermittently every summer. They seem to be most prominent after a hard rain and for some reason, this summer they are the worst I can remember. The bad news is, there is no way to prevent them, the good news is, they are relatively harmless (although really annoying!). After all of these years we have resigned ourselves to scooping them up with the skimmers (leaf rake works best) and spraying them with a common household insecticide (Raid). If you don't spray them or find some way to kill them, they WILL fly/crawl right back in your pool. It usually takes us a half a day or longer to get rid of each swarm. GOOD LUCK!

Swimming pool bugs that bite

Postby domesticdon » Mon 31 Aug, 2009 15:49

i'm in south florida inground pool water about 90. whenever i go in no matter for how long something in the water causes my skin to break into a rash. do not feel anything biting while in, cannot see anything in the water. soon as i am out skin breaks out and itch like hell. i have shocked the the no luck, seems worse in the heat of summer. any ideas or solutions for a remedy or cure?
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Swimming pool bugs that bite

Postby POOL GURL » Fri 30 Oct, 2009 19:03

Most insects can be killed by superchlorinating "bringing the ch level up to 10ppm or higher".... the itching that the second poster is haveing is most likely due to a PH imbalance... try to keep ph at 7.4 to 7.6 and avoid test strips to get a good reading. buy a taylor test kit... usually itching is more commen when ph is low "more acidic"... I get really itchy if im in a pool with low ph but I have also had a bad itch fest when I cleaned a pool that was fiberglass and unknown to myself and the owner at that time the finish was so old that the fiberglass underneath was rubbing off the walls "no fun"

Re: Swimming pool bugs that bite

Postby Chloomis » Mon 17 Jul, 2017 12:15

My pool is 12,000 gallons and I use around 1/2 cup of the blue Dawn dish soap in the water and I no longer have problems with bugs in the pool. I use to have a terrible problem with the tiny biting bugs, but this takes care of it.
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Re: Swimming pool bugs that bite

Postby Poonamdpi » Tue 19 Sep, 2017 07:11

To prevent from the swimming pool bugs that bite you should add chlorine shock (calcium hypochlorite). You can also use standard cooking oil.

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