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    What the HECK is T-H-I-S???????

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    Re: What the HECK is T-H-I-S???????

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    Re: What the HECK is T-H-I-S???????

    Nooooo. I had no idea owning a pool meant I'd have to deal with creepy foreign crawly things....not happy. Oh, and by the way...there were 2 of these things!
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    Re: What the HECK is T-H-I-S???????

    looks like these water bugs

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    Casey, those go on up into shotgun territory. Those and a vinyl liner wouldn't mix. Too many holes to patch.


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    Re: What the HECK is T-H-I-S???????

    Your signature still says your water is still pool store tested?

    Well, there is a trend here (though not a solid rule) that once people start doing their own testing and maintaining proper FC to their CYA the bugs stop coming around. Just something to mull over...
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    Re: What the HECK is T-H-I-S???????

    I am actually in a transitional phase, if you will. We moved here in March and the plan was to hire help the first month or two. I found this site about 2 months ago or so and have been preparing myself mentally to go the TFP route.

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    Actually I found out they are water scorpions.........no no no!!! Not in my pool!!!

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    Re: What the HECK is T-H-I-S???????

    Bats love those things. Pretty cool sitting around at night and watch a bat swoop down and grab one for dinner!

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    Actually I found out they are water scorpions.........no no no!!! Not in my pool!!!

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    Ugh! Not fun at all.


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    Re: What the HECK is T-H-I-S???????

    water scorpion! not really a scorpion though. they can bite at the head end, but the back is just legs and breathing apparatus. they aren't very flexible so you can grab them around the middle if you need to pick one up.

    they can fly but they are water bugs (true bugs) that prey on other water animals (I have seen one attack a goldfish)

    I always get a few in the pool when it warms up and is first opened. they are pretty harmless really, in terms of all the other potential things out there (see the the thread on bees from last year that I just revivee LOL)
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    Re: What the HECK is T-H-I-S???????

    Pv2, hubby says they're also known as "stick bugs"...I guess I just need to get over the buggy stuff. But pick one up? No sir. I did net he and his friend and tossed them. I haven't seen any back since. Thank you for some reassurance though. I was beginning to think it was just me, lol.

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    I love this, Donaldson. I am looking forward to that!
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    I wish I just had bugs. I got about 10 cicadas, a vole, and a mole out of my skimmers yesterday. At least that's one less that'll be tearing up my yard now.


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    If I had known the pool doubles as a mole trap I would have put in a pool when I lived up north! LOL Down here in southern FL the worst I fished out was a small snake, a very excited little creature - eeek snakes really bug me. Still, I set him free in the yard
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    I saw this one out by the pool last year. Luckily I didn't have to fish it out of the pool.


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    Re: What the HECK is T-H-I-S???????

    Good golly ...counting my blessings
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