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    water beetles/bugs

    where do the water bettles/bugs come from? do they fly?

    we get a couple a week and they are a pain


    24ft x 54" aquasphere mission agp, cartridge filter, 1.5 hp hayward, TF-100, BBB method, pool install July 2010

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    Re: water beetles/bugs

    Elevating the chlorine level in the pool will usually get rid of them.
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    Re: water beetles/bugs

    my pool went swampy for 6 weeks because im a noob. got it to go from green to cloudy in 5 hrs.
    but in the meantime i pulled this huge water bug out. i do wonder where they come from. do they just crawl around in the dirt till they find as water source
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    Re: water beetles/bugs

    I'm from Louisiana and they're prevalent in all water sources and I'd bet FL is same. Wonder if they can fly because I doubt it's a long trip.
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    Re: water beetles/bugs

    If you happen to pull one out of the water and place it on your deck, your questions will be answered.

    It is called a Boatman and yep, the lil buggars can fly.

    If your chlorine is up, they wont like it and will move on to "Greener" Pastures so to speak.

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