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Thread: Bug Repellent

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    Jun 2013

    Bug Repellent

    I'm curious if there's any useful type of bug repellent for pools? I live in Minnesota and we get swarmed by mosquitoes at night which puts a damper on any late night swims. I was planning on putting numerous citronella torches around the pool but thought i'd see if there was anything better..
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    Re: Bug Repellent

    I don't know how they'd grow in Mn, but we have mosquito plants down here. You could plant them around the pool.
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    Re: Bug Repellent

    I'm in Arkansas, and the thought of mosquitoes in Minnesota boggles my mind... is there nowhere safe from those devils?
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    Re: Bug Repellent

    I have 5 torches around my 18' but to me it seems just being wet with pool water keeps them away a lot. I guess not for you all though.
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