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Luvgoose
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Postby Luvgoose » Sun 16 Aug, 2009 08:20

We have these little buggers too. Hubby fishes them out as best as he can and then crushes them. I'm looking to get rid of them completely. We use Bacquacil products and not chlorine. So what chemical can we put in that will take care of this? We do scrub the walls etc. and use plenty of algaecide and algae does not ever appear to be an issue. Hubby is meticulous about caring for our pool. But we still get a handful of these critters and I want them GONE! Please help!


Sarahgirl123

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Postby Sarahgirl123 » Tue 18 May, 2010 18:58

We have a thing called a spool, I guess it is like a huge spa, or a small pool. But anyway we live in Texas in the Dallas Fort worth area. And it was about in March or April, when my family thought it might be fun to get in the spool. So we took of the pool cover and cleaned out the spool and got it ready to get in. So we where in it for a while, and then it was starting to get dark, and there is this tree above the spool. And it almost seamed like a beetle fell from the tree to the spool. And then more came, like they where 1in. long. So we saw about six of the beetle things. And we got grossed out because they are pretty big. And then someone said that they where probably water-bugs. And one thing, I thought maybe it was that we had just moved from California to Texas and used a spool that we had never used before. So I just wanted to ask if this was unusual, or if it is regular? I would really want a answer! :)
Thanks,
-Sarah :)
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thank you! thank you! thank you!

Postby Sarahgirl123 » Tue 18 May, 2010 19:06

thank you! thank you!thank you! thank you! thank you!thank you! thank you! thank you!thank you! thank you! thank you!thank you! thank you! thank you! thank you! thank you! thank you! thank you!
VERY MUCH!!!! IT HELPED A LOT!!!!
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Postby Sarahgirl123 » Tue 18 May, 2010 19:12

Patiobruce wrote:I fished about 50 or so buggys out of my pool today. I get them in the net and than dump them on the deck & step on them. They jump around like fish out of the water. After stepping on a few, there is a " fishy " smell. God awful smell............ :o

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This is a reply by: Sarahgirl123 May-18-10 7:10 PM

I agree these little buggies are nasty! And are huge pests. :evil:
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Postby Sarahgirl123 » Tue 18 May, 2010 19:15

Luvgoose wrote:We have these little buggers too. Hubby fishes them out as best as he can and then crushes them. I'm looking to get rid of them completely. We use Bacquacil products and not chlorine. So what chemical can we put in that will take care of this? We do scrub the walls etc. and use plenty of algaecide and algae does not ever appear to be an issue. Hubby is meticulous about caring for our pool. But we still get a handful of these critters and I want them GONE! Please help!

I ♥ your name! Luvgoose! CUTE!!!!
Liza

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Postby Liza » Mon 31 May, 2010 22:29

We have a new option for you. Soapy water works wonders for waterboatman. Just add a dash of dishwasher liquid to a pump bottle with water in it and spray them. They croak almost instantly.
Then just scoop them out and swim all you want. Hope this helps.
julie

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Postby julie » Wed 09 Jun, 2010 10:12

I have a TON of these bugs in my above ground pool... It's an 18 ft round pool and my water levels are fine.. I had them tested and everything is within the normal limits. I have NO sign of algae anywhere, so there is no food source for them. I use algecide and it kills them... the only problem I am having is that they keep coming back a couple days later.

When I said I have TON of water bugs I mean it... I must have pulled AT LEAST 200 out of my pool and there's still more!! Someone help!!! I am going crazy with these nasty little things!!!
Bearded5
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Postby Bearded5 » Sun 20 Jun, 2010 22:24

ME TOO! I even cried in defeat this morning! We cleaned out the filter, shocked like crazy and vacuumed HUNDREDS of them out. I'm scared to look in the pool again in the AM....if they're more I am going to FREAK!! The bugs are all dead and just scattered all over the bottom of the pool. Guess dead is better then alive, but where are they coming from? Do they hatch and die cause I have so much algacide in the pool??? What should I do???
Guest

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Postby Guest » Thu 24 Jun, 2010 11:25

I don't know what more to do... I clean the filter, brush them up from the floor, skim on top of the water and still can't manage to get them all out... they are all dead... but I still don't like the idea of swimming in water filled with dead bugs!! It's just gross!!
questrunner

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Postby questrunner » Tue 06 Jul, 2010 19:52

I work for a pool service servicing all of Chester County & Delaware County, PA and before you use any algae remover or preventor, refer to the directios on the back of the bottle. Also check to see what kind of algae it kills. Usually the best algae killers have some form of copper sulfate in them.

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