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    my pool is a bug motel

    bugs check in but they don't check out.... for some reason my pool is collecting a huge number of bugs- all types- moths, bees, flys, beetles, even scorpions. I live in scottsdale (Grayhawk), and where I grew up (about 10 miles away) I never had this problem. I was talking to a friend who lives several blocks away, he doesn't have this problem.
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    Re: my pool is a bug motel

    Pool lighting or lights nearby?
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    Re: my pool is a bug motel

    good though on the lights,
    there are some, but not excessive. the ones around the pool are small. there are much brighter ones under the patio, by the house. the ones in the pool are colored (and cycle through unfortunately). the spa has a white light, but there are not more in there.
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    Re: my pool is a bug motel

    Borax is great at deterring crawling bugs. You could pour a little around your fence line.
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    Re: my pool is a bug motel

    Hey, I'm new to TFP but I couldn't resist becoming a member because I think I have found a way of getting rid of those pesty bugs. I had a bad bug problem, they were these tiny, tiny little brown things that you could hardly even see but it mad going in the pool uncomfortable. I used Avon's "Skin So Soft", I sprayed the top of my liner around the pool and the copping (plastic trim around the pool). I did this early morning before noon when I went to check the pool there were so many dead stuck to the copping but I noticed that there were also so many dead bugs in the pool too. With a role of paper towels I went around and whipped them away, that took a little bit of time. I hope that "Skin So Soft" from Avon works for you as well as it worked for me
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    Re: my pool is a bug motel

    Quote Originally Posted by marilu
    Hey, I'm new to TFP but I couldn't resist becoming a member because I think I have found a way of getting rid of those pesty bugs. I had a bad bug problem, they were these tiny, tiny little brown things that you could hardly even see but it mad going in the pool uncomfortable. I used Avon's "Skin So Soft", I sprayed the top of my liner around the pool and the copping (plastic trim around the pool). I did this early morning before noon when I went to check the pool there were so many dead stuck to the copping but I noticed that there were also so many dead bugs in the pool too. With a role of paper towels I went around and whipped them away, that took a little bit of time. I hope that "Skin So Soft" from Avon works for you as well as it worked for me
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    I would highly discourage applying anything like that to your liner.
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    Re: my pool is a bug motel

    Dittos on the spreading borax around, it deters bugs.
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    Re: my pool is a bug motel

    If you could see the amount of bugs it collected you would definitely have a different out look. I only spray it at the top edge of liner were the water surface touches the pool edges but some does go into the water. After carefully whipping it off with paper towel I did notice the cooping having a slippery surface but I would choose that over these tiny annoying bugs any day and no one seems to mind the smell of the skin-so-soft. Again this is just a suggestion.
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    Re: my pool is a bug motel

    Quote Originally Posted by steinholder
    Borax is great at deterring crawling bugs. You could pour a little around your fence line.
    most are flying bugs, besides my two puppies would probably think they were in "Scarface" and have a snortfest!
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    Re: my pool is a bug motel

    All the bugs in ours are little black beetles and sweat bees.

    Best to not be having to send puppies to rehab... lol

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