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    Cicada invasion!

    Here on the East Coast, we are starting to hear about the impending emergence of Brood II 17-year cicadas. Apparently billions of them. Yuck! I was wondering what to expect in terms of possible pool issues. I didn't have a pool for the last go around with these bugs, but I remember them kinda being everywhere. Any pool owners have problems when they came out last time? I have nightmares about having to scoop giant nets full of bugs out of the water!
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    Re: Cicada invasion!

    To be honest, I think the whole thing is a bit overrated and hyped. Kinda like Y2K !!!!!


    When I was much younger I recall we dint have many at all in our pool.
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    Re: Cicada invasion!

    I actually posted a similar question to this recently and received on response fairly quickly. Here is the link: cicadas-are-coming-t57293.html
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    Re: Cicada invasion!

    We had them in Texas and now have them here in Kansas, not sure about pool issues but get some ear plugs!! Them suckers will drowned out your outdoor stereo speakers on concert setting!
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    Re: Cicada invasion!

    Thanks for the link, Rocco. I used the search, but it didn't show me your post. At least that answer made me feel a little better!
    WV Girl

    Custom "L" shape IG gunite pool, 36K gal., main drain, 2 skimmers, 3 returns, hayward heat pump, hayward 1.5hp pump with booster pump, ozonator, 4 cartridge filter.
    one dear hubby, two waterlogged kids, and lots of good times!

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    Re: Cicada invasion!

    This is Brood II in the East. I've lived through three of them and always had a pool. They were positively brutal here in NJ in 1962 when I was 10. The carcasses covered everything--I mean everything--and the noise was infernal. My Dad, my brother and I would sit in the back yard and shoot them with a .22 sandshot gun. That was a blast. The next one in 1979 happened in a really wet spring and they seemed to really suffer for it. The last one in 1996 was also no big deal. Who knows what will happen this year...but I think some environmental factor has held them back. I guess we'll find out. I don't remember any pool issues other than having to empty skimmers more frequently.
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