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Thread: Wasp "stuff" in the pool?

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    Wasp "stuff" in the pool?

    We have the priviledge of being the oasis for the neighborhood wasps. Their nests are not on our property so getting rid of them poses a problem. They enjoy drinking from the pool and bounce around on the lawn. They do not get annoyed when we swim or out in the yard and do not bother anything. HOWEVER, We have noticed microscopic black stuff on the surface of the pool. Thought it was settling exhaust from a train nearby, but it is only on the surface of the pool. Have never seen it before. I am guessing it is wasp ****. Just Looking for confirmation of my theory because there is no easy remedy. Do not think it is from any pool related items. Thanks for input!
    16K gallon, Pebble tec, beach entry. Two 1 hp Pentair Whisperflos. One for Paramount MDX2 main drain, Paramount debris canister, and Pentair CCP 520 filter. One for skimmer w/sock and Paramount PCC2000 in floor cleaner. 3/4 hp Pentair Pinnacle for waterfall. Fiberstars fiber optic pool lighting. Aqua-Logic AQL-P-4 control panel with wired remote in the house. SWCG system that is not used. Ultra-Pure Ozonator that is not used.

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    Re: Wasp "stuff" in the pool?

    It might bee.

    Do you see any of this around the edges of the pool?



    Yes, that is bee poop! Wasp poop is the same color.

    It also occurs to me that if you're seeing it, you have a ton of wasps!
    Rob B
    My $100 pool finally died after 6 years.
    Totally got our monies worth!
    Butterfly made me do it...

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    Re: Wasp "stuff" in the pool?

    After further investigation, have determined they are "springtails". Microscopic insects. Anyway, Just another annoyance. If they **** me off enough, I will do something about them. Otherwise, as long as the water is balanced, pool equipment is operational, and there are no leaks, They're another part of pool ownership!
    16K gallon, Pebble tec, beach entry. Two 1 hp Pentair Whisperflos. One for Paramount MDX2 main drain, Paramount debris canister, and Pentair CCP 520 filter. One for skimmer w/sock and Paramount PCC2000 in floor cleaner. 3/4 hp Pentair Pinnacle for waterfall. Fiberstars fiber optic pool lighting. Aqua-Logic AQL-P-4 control panel with wired remote in the house. SWCG system that is not used. Ultra-Pure Ozonator that is not used.

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