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    Hi everyone!! what kinda bug is this??????????

    [attachment=1:19d97ayw]IMG_20130611_153830.jpg[/attachment:19d97ayw]it has 2 long legs to swim ,its about 1 inch long, very strange looking, seen it in my pool just now, it has legs like a baby cricket with 3 sections, but a cricket baby cant live in chlorine water. ....at least i dont think it could..[attachment=1:19d97ayw]IMG_20130611_153830.jpg[/attachment:19d97ayw]
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    Re: Hi everyone!! what kinda bug is this??????????

    That's a backswimmer or waterboatman......they bite

    More importantly, they are likely in your pool because something smaller is growing there for them to eat.

    Usually the result of your FC being too low.
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    Re: Hi everyone!! what kinda bug is this??????????

    how do i get rid of it??? im new here, what is FC please. thanks for the quick reply!

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    Re: Hi everyone!! what kinda bug is this??????????

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    FC = Free Chlorine.

    Time to head over to Pool School and learn about your pool's chemistry
    This will get you started:
    pool-school/pool_water_chemistry
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