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    Yucky things in skimmer

    What are the tiny bugs in the picture and how do I get rid of them? They are very small yet fast and appear to only be in the skimmer out of the water.

    I don't have them on me (I don't think) and yet I still feel like I have things crawling all over me! Thanks!
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    Re: Yucky things in skimmer

    No idea. Thanks, now I have the heebeejeebees....
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    Re: Yucky things in skimmer

    Tell me about it! I really do live in the woods so there is no telling what type of bug it is. Mosquito, love bug (they just showed up), we have so many...

    Can I spray lysol all over the skimmer? Or maybe use clorox wipes? I don't want to do anything to mess up my water.
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    Re: Yucky things in skimmer

    Clorox wipes are safe to use, I don't know if they will help though.
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    Re: Yucky things in skimmer

    I just wanted to update to say that I used clorox wipes to wipe them out ! They haven't come back. Thanks!
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    Re: Yucky things in skimmer

    Hard to beat the clorox products

    We had a post the other day about tiny yellow bugs and they called them thrips.

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    Re: Yucky things in skimmer

    We have these exact same bugs!! They weren't there 3 hrs ago.. we got a brief rain shower.. then they were there. Thousands of them!! Seems the skimmer sucked them up & the debris shield on our pump skimmer basket has them corralled for now. Gonna let the skimmers go a little longer then fish them out.
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