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    Maggots!!!

    My waterfall pump went out a few weeks back. In the time that I was waiting for my new pump to come in, mice or a mouse, made the inside of the waterfall his home. I put poison in after seeing the droppings and after a day noticed some of the poison was gone.

    Well, pump arrived and was installed but before I started the waterfall I inspected the interior holes of the waterfall only to find that the mouse hide died and maggots were everywhere. I left the waterfall off thinking that the maggots would turn to flies and then I could turn the waterfall back on. Well my wife turned on the waterfall today forgetting the maggots had not matured yet and they all spilled into the pool.......YUCK!

    She is trying to use the net to get them out but says there are too many. My question is this, what is the best way to get them out? and are there any long term affects that I should be worried about?

    Thanks for the help.
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    Re: Maggots!!!

    I don't think they'll hurt anything but if your concerned you can shock or just up your FC for a few days....scoop out as much as you can with the net.
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    Re: Maggots!!!

    Maggots won't hurt anything. Just keep using the net to get them out.

    Don't let your family watch the movie, "The Fly", for the next couple of days.
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    Re: Maggots!!!

    It looks like the cleaner in the pool has scooped most of them up off the floor. Thanks for the advice everyone !! My wife says she can't eat white rice for a while
    16' X 42' True L - Vinyl Lined
    Hayward 1.5 HP
    Hayward High Rate Pro Sand Filter 20 gpm / 300 lbs.
    Approx. 27,500 gal.
    Four 4' X 15' Roof Mounted Solar Collectors

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    Re: Maggots!!!

    The thoughts of a waterfall with cascading maggots is quite

    I'm glad to hear you got it sorted but bear in mind that you may have bits of rotting mouse in there too.
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