Become a TFP Supporter Welcome to our new server and new forum software. Pool School
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Any tricks to keep worms out of the pool when it rains ?

  1. #1
    Member offgrid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    88

    Any tricks to keep worms out of the pool when it rains ?

    We have been getting a lot or rain lately and I'm scooping quite a few worms out each day. Is there anything I can do to keep them from crawling across the 3' concrete deck and into the water ? We have grass around 1/2 the pool and pine mulch on gravel along the other half and I'm pretty sure the worms are all coming from the side with grass when the soil is saturated in rain each night.

    1. I have read that you can put hemp rope along the edge and the worms will not crawl over that. Anyone else try that ?

    2. I guess if they avoid the pine mulch I could also continue that around the whole pool.

    3. Another thing I was going to try was sprinkling a little salt around the edge to see if they turn around when they hit the salt of earth.

    Any suggestions ? Thanks.
    20,000 gallon, Sand Filter, In-ground, vinyl, 1 HP Hayward Super II Pump, Natural Gas Heater, Aquarite Salt Chlorine Generator
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    http://www.MY-POOL.blogspot.com

  2. #2
    Mod Squad Melt In The Sun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    3,894

    Re: Any tricks to keep worms out of the pool when it rains ?


    No idea...did you try any of the ideas you posted?
    11,200 gal, Pebble-Tec; Tristar 2-speed 1hp - Swimclear 325 ft2 cart - SWG - A & A in-floor cleaner - Heat pump. For the poolside cooking, a Yoder Wichita and a Big Steel Keg!
    TF Test Kits -- PoolMath -- Pool School
    Make each day your masterpiece. - John Wooden

  3. #3
    Member offgrid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    88

    Re: Any tricks to keep worms out of the pool when it rains ?

    No - I haven't tried any of those ideas.... I put the Solar blanket on and it rained all week - When I took it off there were fewer worms in the pool so maybe that worked ?? I'm going to dig up the grass to about 3 ' all the way around and place River Rock... Maybe that will help. Stay tuned. I'll post some photos on my blog.
    20,000 gallon, Sand Filter, In-ground, vinyl, 1 HP Hayward Super II Pump, Natural Gas Heater, Aquarite Salt Chlorine Generator
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    http://www.MY-POOL.blogspot.com

  4. #4
    Senior Member Molson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Midland, Ontario
    Posts
    493

    Re: Any tricks to keep worms out of the pool when it rains ?

    I put up a sign that read "NO worms allowed" and they now seem to congregate at the tiki bar, waving signs about discrimination.
    40 x 16 IG Vinyl. Goldline SWG
    160 Sq Ft Roof mounted solar array
    2014 Hydropool Serenity 5000 Hot Tub
    The Pool School- A great place to start
    Jason's Pool calculator

  5. #5
    Senior Member maxepr1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    DFW
    Posts
    699

    Re: Any tricks to keep worms out of the pool when it rains ?

    Install FISH in pool!
    40'x19' IG Diamond Brite 29K 4' Waterfall/Dive Rock FNS60 DE 2x2hp Whisperflo pumps Aqualogic(P4) SWG TF100 Tester


    Pool School, Pool Calculator,TFTestKits,

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •