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    inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool

    now posted in the right section

    inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool.

    is there a way to stop this every year? lol

    anyone else experience this?

    Have 4 feet or more of pavers/concrete around the pool.

    when it rains the get flooded from the grass and somehow desire the swimming pool. lol
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    Re: inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool

    Yuck! I have no idea how to stop that from happening!
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    Re: inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool

    I have the same problem. I just vac. to waste.

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    Re: inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool

    Same here. Opened to a worm graveyard 2 weeks ago. I just vacuumed them to waste along with the rest of the Winter detritus. A few nights later we had one of those persistent Pittsburgh evening rains...next morning worms galore again.

    I doubt there is a permanent solution other than some kind of physical barrier around the pool. Barring that, eternal vigilance (and a good vacuum) are the price of a worm free pool.
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    Re: inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool

    Same issue....but all mine get stuck in pump basket...vacuum to waste does no good for me...I must have emptied basket 20 times.

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    Re: inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool

    I thru the robot under the cover to suck them all up, got atleast 2-3 weeks before i open jere in michigan,

    Just wanted to make sure i wasnt the only one, lol

    With all the worms i see, i think aerating your lawn by a company is a waste of money.
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    Re: inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool

    Had the same problem until I decided to add a 2 feet wide gravel stone border around the pool. Problem is considerably lessened. Make sure to put weed block fabric down prior to laying down the stones. In addition to this I stick 1/2 inch nylon rope under the pool cover to close off the small gap between the pool cover and concrete. I still get some worms though, just not as much as before.

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    Re: inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool

    I also had a few pounds of worms. I used a leaf pool rake to get most of them out.
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    Re: inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool

    Quote Originally Posted by songebob View Post
    Had the same problem until I decided to add a 2 feet wide gravel stone border around the pool. Problem is considerably lessened. Make sure to put weed block fabric down prior to laying down the stones. In addition to this I stick 1/2 inch nylon rope under the pool cover to close off the small gap between the pool cover and concrete. I still get some worms though, just not as much as before.
    Now that is a smart idea with the rope, was thinking of something to put around the pool at closing but would be costly, rope idea is cheap and brilliant

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    Re: inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool

    Oh man, that grossed me out.


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    Re: inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool

    Our worms seem to wind up in the drain over winter and then in the pump basket. Stinky, too.
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    Re: inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool

    I'm glad I'm not the only one! Worms, frog parts, who knows what else in a grey slimy mass at the bottom. Truly gag inducing. Would an extra dose of chlorine help keep them away?
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    Re: inground pull with mesh pull cover. open to 1000's of worms in the pool

    We had worms too. I got as many out with the net as I could and let our robot get the rest😷

    We have a mesh safety cover and was thinking of putting those water bags (is that what they're called?) around the border at closing this year to see of that helps...

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