Tiny Bugs clustered on Pool Surface

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Tiny Bugs clustered on Pool Surface

Postby AnnC » Mon 10 Mar, 2014 18:04

There are millions of tiny bugs on the pool surface. It looks like dirt floating until you pick it up and the bugs crawl on your hand. They are the size of a pin head or smaller. I found some articles that said they could be springtails but if they are, no one is saying how to get rid of them. I have a free form 20' x 30' salt water pool.

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Tiny Bugs clustered on Pool Surface

Postby pooltech758 » Thu 03 Apr, 2014 21:12

Small insects as well as pollen are common this time of year. The good news is the seasons are short. While they are here there are a few things that you can do about them.
First thing is to make sure that the water level is to the proper level to allow the skimmer to remove surface debris.
---A good rule of thumb is about one inch from the top of the skimmer opening to one inch above the bottom of the skimmer.
---Also regular brushing of the tile followed by skimming with a fine filter pool net.
---Adjust the jets to promote surface agitation and circulation towards the skimmer.
---Regular filter cleaning, about once every other week or every week if you desire.

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