UGH!!! My pool is infested ...

proavia

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Feb 6, 2015
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Chandler AZ
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12300
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Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
I believe there's a post on here that has anecdotal evidence that Baquacil will repell those unicorns. Add a bit of that line cleaner stuff for baqua pools and the smell alone will probably repell just about everything - well, except for that white water mold you will inevitably "acquire".

Matt in a maidens costume - one just can't unsee that. :eek: :laughblue:
 

Texas Splash

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No offense but y'all, right @Texas Splash , suck
Ahhhhh, the dreaded YJs. I get popped every year. My son's car was parked for a few weeks while he was in basic training. They made a nest in the wheel well of his car. I got popped while innocently washing his car. We have an understanding in our pool. Land on the water, drink-up, and mind your own business, and no one gets hurt.
 

kellyfair

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Jun 29, 2016
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Tampa, FL
No offense but y'all, right @Texas Splash , suck
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All kidding aside, you need some Skill It! It’s an algaecide (no copper) but who cares about that. It’s real appeal is as a wasp killer! It changes the surface tension of the water, so they can’t perch on top. They sink, and they drown! I add a couple of ounces every other week, starting in March. I have killed hundreds of them, and I think they shared the news, because I see far fewer of them now.
 

red-beard

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May 27, 2019
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Houston, TX
All kidding aside, you need some Skill It! It’s an algaecide (no copper) but who cares about that. It’s real appeal is as a wasp killer! It changes the surface tension of the water, so they can’t perch on top. They sink, and they drown! I add a couple of ounces every other week, starting in March. I have killed hundreds of them, and I think they shared the news, because I see far fewer of them now.
I wonder how it does with fire-ant royalty
 

JoyfulNoise

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May 23, 2015
17,530
Tucson, AZ
Pool Size
16000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
A tablet floater, in Matt's pool?
CYA was low and I had trichlor tablets on hand....the extra acidity helps keep the pH in check while I'm slowly increasing my CYA and the extra chlorine keeps the FC higher than I normally run but still very swimmable. I do this every August because the heat and UV in June & July eats up my CYA. I lose ~ 15ppm/month which would be great if that was constant then I'd never have to worry about CYA build up. Usually by Sept my CYA is back up to 80ppm or so and it will stay nearly the same all winter long.

But the alpaca seems to like the tablet floater and follows it around all day....kind of like a dog with a tennis ball....
 
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JimMarshall

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Jun 5, 2017
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Oil City PA
CYA was low and I had trichlor tablets on hand....the extra acidity helps keep the pH in check while I'm slowly increasing my CYA and the extra chlorine keeps the FC higher than I normally run but still very swimmable. I do this every August because the heat and UV in June & July eats up my CYA. I lose ~ 15ppm/month which would be great if that was constant then I'd never have to worry about CYA build up. Usually by Sept my CYA is back up to 80ppm or so and it will stay nearly the same all winter long.

But the alpaca seems to like the tablet floater and follows it around all day....kind of like a dog with a tennis ball....
I assumed as much, kills 3 birds with one stone. My CYA is low as of my most recent test, pH is 8.... so instead of dumping jugs of chlorine and MA, I’m headed out to pick up some trichlor!
 

Rich D

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Aug 3, 2018
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MA
Just to keep everyone informed.. The CDC has released a study that indicates these are mainly spread by small children and doting mother's.... Special precautions should be taken when these individuals are poolside..
 
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