Maggots in the pool... yuck!

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bleuxgirl

Maggots in the pool... yuck!

Postby bleuxgirl » Sun 17 Aug, 2008 06:19

I have found maggots in our pool twice now. there are no trees, so i am at a loss for where they came from. we have lived here 4 years and never had this problem. HELP!! I am grossed out!


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Postby Guest » Tue 02 Sep, 2008 11:02

I have that same problem. I noticed it yesterday, sucked them all out with the vacuum and they are back today along with black bugs on the bottom of the pool.
shellbell

maggots in my pooll and spa

Postby shellbell » Thu 02 Oct, 2008 14:46

:cry: :( please help what can i do to get these maggots out of my pool
cantswim

Re: Maggots in the pool... yuck!

Postby cantswim » Sun 08 Feb, 2009 03:25

bleuxgirl wrote:I have found maggots in our pool twice now. there are no trees, so i am at a loss for where they came from. we have lived here 4 years and never had this problem. HELP!! I am grossed out!


Hi There
I have the same problem.It's driving us crazy the more we remove them , the more they seem to be breeding.Please help what was your outcome?
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Maggots in the pool... yuck!

Postby BilliBob » Wed 11 Mar, 2009 08:54

I had this before. I kind of got rid of the maggots a few times but they kept coming back. Here is what I finally did.

I opened my sand filter and dumped a load of filter cleaner in it. It bubbled and frothed and was really gross. After that I added some more sand as the level was a little low. :sick:

I checked my pH and adjusted to 7.0 and my hardness was around 200. Stabilizer was around 70 as far as I remember. I shocked the pool with liquid chlorine to over 7ppm and kept it up for a week. :shock:

In the interim I scooped dead maggots out and vacuumed every day. :sick:

After one week I let the chlorine fall back to 1.5ppm and the ph to 7.2 . I keep the free chlorine at at least 1.5ppm and the maggots have not come back. :thumbup: :D
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Guest

Maggots in the pool... yuck!

Postby Guest » Tue 07 Apr, 2009 03:04

If the maggots aren't breeding in the water they come from the lawn.

A generous line of DE around the edge of the pool deck where it adjoins the garden has helped us no end. :thumbup:
Tigress1

Maggots in the pool... yuck!

Postby Tigress1 » Wed 08 Jul, 2009 10:05

Pool User wrote:If the maggots aren't breeding in the water they come from the lawn.

A generous line of DE around the edge of the pool deck where it adjoins the garden has helped us no end. :thumbup:


Did you mean "lime" not "line"???

I have those nasty maggot things in my pool by the thousands it seems....I know now the importance of maintaining pool chemicals but I don't want them back. I drained the pool once and I don't want to have to do that again!!!
Tigress1

Maggots in the pool... yuck!

Postby Tigress1 » Wed 08 Jul, 2009 10:07

Tigress1 wrote:
Pool User wrote:If the maggots aren't breeding in the water they come from the lawn.

A generous line of DE around the edge of the pool deck where it adjoins the garden has helped us no end. :thumbup:


Did you mean "lime" not "line"???

I have those nasty maggot things in my pool by the thousands it seems....I know now the importance of maintaining pool chemicals but I don't want them back. I drained the pool once and I don't want to have to do that again!!!


OOPS.....just noticed that you meant a line of DE....BTW what is DE????
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maggots in my pooll and spa

Postby Guest » Sat 22 Aug, 2009 00:30

shellbell wrote::cry: :( please help what can i do to get these maggots out of my pool

:crazy: I am very confused, we have had an inground pool for 24 years and never once maggots. today maggots appeared. I am extremely upset. No trees around, what and how did they get in there?????????
Bonnie

Postby Bonnie » Mon 24 Aug, 2009 09:09

Pool User wrote:I have that same problem. I noticed it yesterday, sucked them all out with the vacuum and they are back today along with black bugs on the bottom of the pool.

I had the problem on Friday, called the pool service, they came out and vaccuumed and supposedly washed out the filter. Sunday they were back again. My husband vaccuumed and cleaned the filter, this morning they are back. We have no trees by the pool, and no grass. What do I do??

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