Floating bugs and on the bottom

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Jazzmatazz
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Floating bugs and on the bottom

Postby Jazzmatazz » Sat 04 Jun, 2016 07:03

Hi everyone, I'm Daniel!

I live in a condominium with a common pool maintained by a company hired by the condo.

I registered in this forum to try to understand if the pool is well maintained, as I have a 1year old kid I worry for the quality of the water.

I'm a bit worried about the quantity of bugs floating in the pool and already sunk to the bottom.

Is it normal to have some bugs around? Or is it an indication that the filters aren't working as they should?

Can post pics if it helps, let me know! Thank you for the attention!

Daniel


paulbest
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Re: Floating bugs and on the bottom

Postby paulbest » Wed 17 Aug, 2016 22:19

Two of the most common bugs in your pool are the backswimmer and water boatman. The bugs generally are not harmful to humans, although the backswimmer in particular can deliver a painful bite.

In order to kill these aquatic pests, you must take away their food supply. We know that water boatmen eat algae and backswimmers eat water boatmen. So, we need to start by getting rid of the pool algae, and in order to do that, we must shock!

After you successfully shock your pool, take your pool brush and scrub down the walls and floor of your pool. This will loosen up any algae that has been growing and release it into the water so that the chlorine shock has a better chance of killing it.

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