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Thread: Springtails in Pool

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    Springtails in Pool

    Installed 17,000 gallon inground pool two weeks ago (SWG) and had sod laid about a week ago.

    I now have a huge springtail problem in the pool, I have tried the following

    1. Shocked pool ( like up to radiation levels)

    2. Used diluted mild diswashing soap spray, which seems to work okay, but not a long term effective solution

    I am looking for something that will chemically or biologically send these pests to see their maker,

    Thanks for your ideas etc

    p.s I ruled out napalm and agent orange as this might upset the neighbors

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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: Springtails in Pool

    Delta, welcome to TFP!!

    One quick clarifying question -- what's a 'springtail'??
    Luv& Luk

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    Re: Springtails in Pool

    Good Question,

    Its a little black/brown bug that looks like a flea, but doesnt bite.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Central New York

    Re: Springtails in Pool

    I think he means these.


    20 X 40 foot vinyl Borates and Salt Pool
    Rolachem Chlorine Feeder
    Hayward 27 inch sand filter with 80 lbs of pea gravel
    Jacuzzi Splash Pak SP55 DE filter in parallel
    Pentair VF3050 pump

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    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: Springtails in Pool

    Adding borates to the pool might help. Aside from that, you're probably going to need to treat your yard with something like diazinon.
    10K gallon IG gunite with waterfall; Pentair CC320P filter; WhisperFlo 2 HP pump
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