Bugs in pool

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THETOOLMAN
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Bugs in pool

Postby THETOOLMAN » Tue 02 Jun, 2009 08:06

Hello I am a long time lurker & 1st time poster.
New developement in the above ground pool. BUGS!!! these are 1/4 inch long BLACK and swim quite well. they look like flies, when out of the water & can't get around well but in the water the srim like a fish. they use paddle like arms to scoot all ove under the water. Just refilled this 3 year old above ground pool & there is algiside & clorine in it so far thats it .. so where did these come from. never in there before. what can I add to get rid of them . they swim away from the filter wo thats out.
thanks
Dan THETOOLMAN


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THETOOLMAN
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Bugs in pool

Postby THETOOLMAN » Tue 02 Jun, 2009 11:32

any takers on this one?? :?:
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fierodough

Bugs in pool

Postby fierodough » Tue 02 Jun, 2009 13:19

I'm new to the pool life, but my totally uneducated guess would be to shock the pool. or superchlorinate. I doupt they can survive this..
THETOOLMAN
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Bugs in pool

Postby THETOOLMAN » Tue 02 Jun, 2009 15:03

My guess to. No dice the shock did nothing :thumbdown:
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THETOOLMAN
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Bugs in pool

Postby THETOOLMAN » Tue 02 Jun, 2009 21:18

will putting dis washing soap in the pool break the surfacetension & make these bugs drown? I see they carry a bubble of air with them??
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Bugs in pool

Postby Me... » Wed 03 Jun, 2009 08:36

Do NOT put dish soap in your pool. You will have a foamy pool for a VERY long time.
THETOOLMAN
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Bugs in pool

Postby THETOOLMAN » Wed 03 Jun, 2009 13:57

I put 3 cap fulls of lemon joy in the pool just before dark last night. I shut the pump OFF . This morning ALL the bugs wrere floating dead . I turned the skimmer on & now the soap is gone . Thank you fo all your help. you guys are a great asset to the pool community.
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Lyn

Bugs in pool

Postby Lyn » Wed 24 Jun, 2009 11:50

Hi - we too have been having problems with these bugs. We've used about 10kilo of chock to no effect. Gets rid of them for a day or so and then they return. Looking at the pool the main drainage grill on the bottom of the pool seems to be sending up bubbles every so often- could it be that these bugs are breeding down there?

What is Lemon Joy - I'm desperate to use the pool and will try anything.

Many thanks for any ideas or advice that anyone can offer.

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