Debris- larvae ?!

astevey66

Member
Dec 21, 2020
5
Ohio
I have a 30 k gallon in-ground pool. I have had an issue with small piles of debris on the pool bottom under my 2 returns and the piles accumulate rapidly within 1 hour of running the pool. A large hand full per hour. When the pool is not running, no debris can be seen. I had issues with chipmunks and could hear them knawing under the concrete deck last fall. We also may have debris in the bottom drain. Could a small crack allow dirt into the lines?...I observe no bubbles. Here is a close up of debris..looks like larvae: This pike accumulated within 2-3 minutes. Larvae is very small- this is a pool broom stick net.
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astevey66

Member
Dec 21, 2020
5
Ohio
Are these Circada coming out of the soil near the pool? Its their season/year to come out, y'know? I don't see many wings though....?
That’s what my wife thought but this problem existed a month prior to them.. also, I believe their larvae is bigger and whatever bug it is, how does it go from soil to water and only when pool is running?
 

pmahosky

New member
Jun 2, 2021
4
Austin TX
These are pill bugs. I know because we have them committing suicide in our pool also. For some reason they are attracted to the water and literally craw down the wall and die attached to the wall. When they fall off they collect where the pool currents converge - or in other words when the pool equipment is running. They are re scavengers and feed on decaying plant material. Other than eliminating moist sites that make their survival possible such as piles of grass clippings and leaves around the properly, there's not a lot you can do besides using a pest control service / pesticide to kill them at the perimeter of the pool deck before they make it to the pool.
 

astevey66

Member
Dec 21, 2020
5
Ohio
These are pill bugs. I know because we have them committing suicide in our pool also. For some reason they are attracted to the water and literally craw down the wall and die attached to the wall. When they fall off they collect where the pool currents converge - or in other words when the pool equipment is running. They are re scavengers and feed on decaying plant material. Other than eliminating moist sites that make their survival possible such as piles of grass clippings and leaves around the properly, there's not a lot you can do besides using a pest control service / pesticide to kill them at the perimeter of the pool deck before they make it to the pool.
Awesome
Thanks