Not talking about the usual floating drowning, struggling and skimming variety.
Its the submerged and living, swimming beetles. What can I do about them? Does having them in the water indicate a chemical issue?
When I can, I try to catch them in a hand skimmer and throw them out. I suspect that this doesn't do much of anything.
Any suggestions? I would like to avoid insecticides.
While I am at it, anyone have any suggestions with frogs. One morning I pulled about a half a dozen of dead ones out of the pump skimmer while filtering over night. I haven't had another genocide like this afterwards except for another dead one yesterday.
I know that water does attract them during mating season. Why else does it got so loud with croaking and skreeing all night long? but I wonder if there is a way to ward them away from the pool.