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    Opened yesterday / mosquitos

    Opened the pool yesterday. As usual the water was a lovely color between dark green and black...

    Started to get the bleach in to shock. 24 hours later everything is looking better. Not great, but coming along. About where I would expect from past experience.

    But Im noticing, even with the pool at a 10-12 FC with very low CYA (10-15), the surface of my pool looks like a swamp breeding ground for mosquitos. They are flying just about the water, and they are everywhere. I dont think in 10 years Ive ever seen this before. Its pretty gross

    Will these creeps go away as I get the pool back into shape? Or is there something else going on here? Maybe coming from another source and migrating to my pool? Will a clean, healthy pool get them to pack up and leave?

    Thanks a lot
    18x38 Inground Liner (25k gal) Paver surround, multi-speed pump, DE Filter, Raised spill over spa, TF-100

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    Re: Opened yesterday / mosquitos

    Included in the TFPC method (all at no extra charge) is a giant dose of mosquito larvae. They are commanded to hatch when you open one of the "recommended test kits" and it is their sworn duty to harass pool owners until their short, little lives are snuffed out.

    Ok. OK!! I'll leave the comedy to our current batch of comedians in DC.....aren't they great?

    On a serious side, hatches of different bugs come and go as the season/temps fluctuate but it is a pretty good rule that a clean, chlorinated pool will minimize their impact. I think you'll see some quick "bug begone" once your pool is back to pristine.
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    Re: Opened yesterday / mosquitos

    Yes, if they do lay eggs once you're in good shape, they will just die so no worries.
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    Re: Opened yesterday / mosquitos

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    Included in the TFPC method (all at no extra charge) is a giant dose of mosquito larvae. They are commanded to hatch when you open one of the "recommended test kits" and it is their sworn duty to harass pool owners until their short, little lives are snuffed out.

    Ok. OK!! I'll leave the comedy to our current batch of comedians in DC.....aren't they great?

    On a serious side, hatches of different bugs come and go as the season/temps fluctuate but it is a pretty good rule that a clean, chlorinated pool will minimize their impact. I think you'll see some quick "bug begone" once your pool is back to pristine.
    Im really glad its no extra charge because Im about to order some refills
    Seriously, thanks for always taking the time to help out!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick_B View Post
    Yes, if they do lay eggs once you're in good shape, they will just die so no worries.
    Thanks. I figured. Its just Ive never seen anything like this before. We dont usually have many mosquitos at all as it is.
    So coming out and working on the pool with 100s of them is disturbing
    18x38 Inground Liner (25k gal) Paver surround, multi-speed pump, DE Filter, Raised spill over spa, TF-100

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