HI, my name is Trish. I am new the the page. My mother suggested this page to me. I need help !!!! I just finished setting my pool up on Fri. It was completly filled by Sat. morning. I let my kids get in for just a little while.They begged before i put chemicals in it to let them swim. So I did. I dont know it that is part of my problem. Then it started a heavy rain Sat. afternoon. So I made the kids get out. I left the pool alone for the rest of the day. I woke up this morning (Sunday) to check the pool and test the water to add chemicals. Their are tiny brown bugs ALL over the pool inside and out. In the water they look to be dead. Outside of the pool they are alive and crawling every where !!!!! I have googled and binged all day what they are and I am getting no where. I have read a few forums with some people having the same problem. No one really has given an answer to what they are. Sraying them off with water does no good. Some forums say to shocked the **** out of the pool. Other suggest sraying the perimeter of the pool with bug spray.
I have an Intex above ground pool its 15 ft by 4ft. It holds 4,400 gallons of water. I put a sand base under it. I am not sure if that is part of the problem either. I Just need HELP on how to get rid of whatever these bugs are!!!!!!!!