Pool Attracting Flies

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Pool Attracting Flies

Postby Guest » Thu 29 Jul, 2010 17:02

Hello all, I have the same problem. Im from brooklyn New York, I never seen so many flies in previous years. it seems we all have the same trouble, same solutions. but nothing is working..can someone help !!

Adam Brooklyn N.Y. :shifty:


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Pool Attracting Flies

Postby ATOM1965 » Thu 29 Jul, 2010 17:04

Hello all, I have the same problem. Im from brooklyn New York, I never seen so many flies in previous years. it seems we all have the same trouble, same solutions. but nothing is working..can someone help !!

Adam Brooklyn N.Y. :shifty:
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Postby floridapooltech » Mon 02 Aug, 2010 15:45

Did it just rain? This usually has to do with a good rain storm, along with the high heat of spring/summer! Only thing you can do is skim them out of the pool then hope their friends decide not to enjoy your pool too! another option, is if it is going to rain, turn on the pump skimmer. :D
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Pool Attracting Flies

Postby bugged » Tue 03 Aug, 2010 00:22

We live in rural Ohio - we have had our pool for 3 years & have never experienced this- not only are the flies in the pool they are constantly landing on you- we had to call it quits the other evening it got so bad. Why doesn't anyone seem to know how to help??!! This started for us about 1 week ago. Up until then it was the sweat bees! Ouch!
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Pool Attracting Flies

Postby aej6 » Sun 29 Aug, 2010 17:45

Googled 'Flies in the pool" and landed here (no pun intended.)
SOO glad I'm not the only one!
Nightmare...have been skimming all day and can't take it any more.

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Postby swimfit » Tue 26 Oct, 2010 01:42

Not sure of the proportion of the constituents used. Check on the chlorine level, and best of all just give a call to your pool constructors on this issue. They will come inspect and resolve the issue with remedial steps.
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Postby dalehileman » Tue 26 Oct, 2010 11:34

Out here in the middle of the Mojve Desert we have irregular visitations of all sorts of insects, especially moths who make me feel guilty by fluttering around, trapped by the surface tension, helpless in tiny circles; exacerbated by or practice leaving cover off during the winter so that we may better monitor water conditions

I assuage this guilt by the proposition that this sort of thing occurs naturally as an evolutionary phenom also on lakes and streams to hinder overpopulation but Idon't believe myself

For those of you in the planning stages, consider orienting your pool in such a direction that your prevailing wind aids in carrying flotsam toward the skimmer port
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Postby dalehileman » Fri 29 Oct, 2010 13:58

By the sheerest coincidence Dean: Each season during the 13 years we've possessed it, we've had a different infestation of some kind. But only just this fall, after my post above, we are also visited by houseflies, thousands upon thousands of them

God insists that Each morn I fish out those still struggling though it doesn't assuage my conscince
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Pool Attracting Flies

Postby Bethy » Fri 11 May, 2012 13:10

I have a MAJOR sweat bee problem too. My local pool dealer told me to add 20lbs of salt to my pool (I do not have a salt water pool). He said the odor from the salt would repel them and it would not adversely affect my pool at all. I bought the salt but have not used it yet, as I am continuing to research the subject. I'm also thinking, hmm, sweat bees are attracted to human sweat/salt. Things that make you go HHHMMM.
My phosphates were also high and have been treated. Anyone found the magic sweat bee repel yet?????
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Pool Attracting Flies

Postby rodneymasenten » Sat 12 May, 2012 01:01

It seems your problem can be resolved by pool nets. Please check same and contact local pool maintenance company for exact solution for your problems of flies.

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