We seem to be having a problem with water scorpions now. We've found 3 in our skimmer basket, drowned. I kept one to take a picture and make sure it wasn't a praying mantis that changed to black! But it seems to have disappeared (probably tossed by DH!). Anyway, I'm getting a little nervous about reaching into my skimmer these days to clean our basket. My boatman spotter (8 yr old son) found about 8 boatmen today and we sucked them into the skimmer using the manual cleaner - I was already cleaning the pool anyway. I figured the skimmer would hold them down long enough to drown them - but then I read that the little boogers can live for SEVEN HOURS under water. Sure enough! When I finally turned the pump off to clean the skimmer basket, I found NONE! They're right back in the pool. But at least there wasn't a water scorpion in there this time!
Anyone else having a problem like this?