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    What are these green worm looking things?

    With a lot of help from you guys on here, we are well on our way to getting our pool blue again. However, we have come across these green worm looking things in the debris that we are scooping out. There are hundreds of them in piles on the bottom of the pool. They are still alive after 2 days of keeping the pool at shock level. Does anybody have any idea what they are?

    28' Round Doughboy partially buried
    4' shallow end, 7' deep end
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    Re: What are these green worm looking things?

    I don't know, but That would freak me out! When you say you've been keeping the pool at shock level, how high is your FC?
    12x40x3 IG lap pool, vinyl liner. 26" sand filter, 1HP pump.

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    Re: What are these green worm looking things?

    My FC has been between 16 and 18 for a couple of days now. What freaks me out is that they are still alive after all that!
    28' Round Doughboy partially buried
    4' shallow end, 7' deep end
    Jacuzzi Laser Sand Filter System
    Rainbow Inline Chlorinator

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    Re: What are these green worm looking things?

    We had them too....my guess was maggots!
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    Doughboy with concrete construction
    Full sun most of the day
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    200lb sand filter

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    Re: What are these green worm looking things?

    looks kind of like a catapiller? Have you seen the movie drag me to HE!! ? I saw that fingernail in that movie without the worm comming out from under the nail

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    Re: What are these green worm looking things?

    Alien space bugs 8)

    Maybe you can ask these guys.
    http://www.whatsthatbug.com/

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    Re: What are these green worm looking things?

    Yeah, I'm thinking the fact that those suckers have survived shock levels is CREEEEPY. I hope you figure out what the heck they are! And please, please report back to us. I would be awfully hesitant to get into the pool. :P :P :P
    12x40x3 IG lap pool, vinyl liner. 26" sand filter, 1HP pump.

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    Re: What are these green worm looking things?

    Thanks for the link. I just sent them a picture. Hopefully they can identify it. I called the local collage to see if I could get an old Biology professor of mine to take a look at it, but unfortunately he is not teaching any classes this summer. I'll let you guys know if I found out anything.
    28' Round Doughboy partially buried
    4' shallow end, 7' deep end
    Jacuzzi Laser Sand Filter System
    Rainbow Inline Chlorinator

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    Re: What are these green worm looking things?

    Are the worms falling off of some plants or trees by the pool?
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    Re: What are these green worm looking things?

    The closest trees are about 30 feet or so from the pool. But that is where the wood line starts. This is only our second season with the pool but we never saw anything like this last year. I'm still waiting on the cloudy pool to clear so I can see the bottom and vacuum them to waste.
    28' Round Doughboy partially buried
    4' shallow end, 7' deep end
    Jacuzzi Laser Sand Filter System
    Rainbow Inline Chlorinator

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    Re: What are these green worm looking things?

    You can take some to your County extention agent to have them identified just like you take soil sample to them to so you can amend your soil. They will have an answer for you as what they are and how to eliminate the problem. They are usually located at the courthouse if not someone their will tell you where they are located.

    Susan
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