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    Pool Bugs

    I have these strange bugs/mites everywhere in my pool. They are on the latter, rails, and anything floating in the pool. I've looked all over the internet and cant seem to find much on them. Anyone have experience with these or know how to get rid of them??
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    Re: Pool Bugs

    It may help to know where in the world you are
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    Re: Pool Bugs

    Haha my apologies. I'm in the good ol' Louisiana. I am thinking they are springtails.
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    Re: Pool Bugs

    Quote Originally Posted by thedarktitan
    Haha my apologies. I'm in the good ol' Louisiana. I am thinking they are springtails.
    I am thinking you're correct. Good article here about them, describing in particular their relationships to pool water.

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ig124

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    Re: Pool Bugs

    Proper FC levels will control/eliminate virtually all problems of bugs in the water. In fact, here's a quote from the article that dafuzz linked to:
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    "If springtails enter swimming pools, they will drown because they cannot tolerate chlorinated water for long."
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