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    How do i get rid of water bugs in my pool.

    I have those little black almond shaped water bugs swimming in my pool. lso have the ones that fly and look like they have 4 long legs. Chemical levels are perfect. water is clear and warming up to about 85. did just have a very heavy rain and had to drain about 2 inches of water and clean leaves out. Any idea how I can get rid of these guys. some actually do bite. I thought about shocking the pool just to get the chlorine levels high which might make them want to leave. Any help would be great!
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    Re: How do i get rid of water bugs in my pool.

    Bugs, birds, snakes, frogs,.... they all love water - clear or dirty. I get flying ants, scorpions, spiders, and various insects in my pool every day during the warmer weather. A lot of that comes with the territory. Best thing I ever hope to do for the flying insects is catch them quickly at the skimmer. Crawling bugs I try to reduce with pesticides around the pool.
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    Re: How do i get rid of water bugs in my pool.

    It is said that adding borate to the pool helps with the water bug population. Here's how, Borates - Why and How
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