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Thread: Bugs? What do I do?

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    Nov 2009
    Carlsbad, CA

    Bugs? What do I do?

    I am not having a very good pool day

    We fished out a mouse this afternooon from the bottom of the pool. Cleaned out another bird's nest and found a screen to cover the grotto to prevent them from building nests and making a huge mess in there.

    I just noticed these bugs. Mostly in the shallow end in clumps. They look like the size of pepper and jerk around really fast. It reminds me of something you would see in a pond.

    Does anyone know what these are and what causes them?

    Carlsbad, CA, 45x23.5, 27,000 gallon free form pool being installed now, 870 sq ft,18" raised spa w wide vanishing edge, grotto, sun shelf, 6 ft deep end, 3.5 shallow, pentair variable speed pump, 2 pentair whisperflow pumps, pentair minmax 400 BTU heater, easy touch pentair control panel, 4 LED Intellibrite lights, 2 in the pool 1 in grotto and 1 in the spa

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    jmack1159's Avatar
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    Apr 2010

    Re: Bugs? What do I do?

    Mosquito larva would be my guess. That is the only thing I know of that "jerks' around and lives in water.
    24' Above Ground installed March, 2010
    22 Sand Filter With Zeolite
    1.5 HP Motor Pump

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    frustratedpoolmom's Avatar
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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: Bugs? What do I do?

    If that's what it is the chlorine will take care of it.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner

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