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Thread: Using soap to deter yellow jackets

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    Jul 2015
    Tucson, AZ

    Using soap to deter yellow jackets

    I've heard that adding dish soap to the pool water will deter yellow jackets by reducing the surface tension so that they will drown when they try to land on the water.
    I've also read that this shouldn't be done as it messes up the chemistry and equipment. What damage does it do to the equipment?
    If it's not a big issue, how much soap should I add to be effective?

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Using soap to deter yellow jackets

    That really seems like a bad idea to me. A foamy pool, even it ends up harmless, is not what I would swim in.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: Using soap to deter yellow jackets

    Maybe you could use liquid solar cover for the same purpose.
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