Will lighting the pool attract mosquitoes

Mar 12, 2008
15
Putnam Co., NY
#3
Be careful if you are near a wooded area. I haven't found the increase in mosquitoes to be the problem so much as the bats that swoop down to eat them. Not very romantic...
 
G
#4
Mosquitoes are not attracted to light. They are attracted to the carbon dioxide that we exhale, so if you don't want to attract them then don't breath! :shock:
Citronella torches and candles work well if you have them all around the perimeter of the pool and there are propanes driven mosquito attractors that you can use to keep them away from the pool. They aren't cheap but they do work!
 

angela

Active member
Aug 8, 2007
30
Surrey England
#5
OK, got it. Surround the pool with special torches, try not to breath, dodge bats and take on second job to pay for the propane driven mosquitoe attractor. Hmmmmm. Doesnt sound like much fun.
 
G
#6
angela said:
OK, got it. Surround the pool with special torches, try not to breath, dodge bats and take on second job to pay for the propane driven mosquitoe attractor. Hmmmmm. Doesnt sound like much fun.
Either that or stock up on DEET!
 

Rob

Well-known member
May 23, 2007
165
#12
We had a bat for a bit come visit us at dusk.

I used to go swimming right then, because it was kinda fun to have it swooping around inside our small fenced in backyard that is almost all pool.
 

budysr

LifeTime Supporter
Aug 26, 2007
129
Pensacola
#13
I have to echo the bats being a problem more than mosquitos with the light. But then again, the bats are only there to eat the mosquitos so maybe it isnt a problem after all, but they(the bats) sure do like it when the light is on at night. I don't think you will have to worry too much about mosquitos, heck, just get back in the water since they can't bite under water.
Install the lights and see how it goes.......you may not have many mosquitos at all to deal with and may not ever see a bat swooping the light. I had bats last summer at night swimming several times but haven't seen one yet this summer swimming after dark--granted I've only done that 2 or 3 times.
 

Kinguni

Well-known member
Apr 6, 2007
144
Winnipeg, Canada
#16
Most people around here seem to have gone without a light after their first liner replacement. Total bug magnet in Winnipeg. We have floodlights on the garage that sort of light up the pool though.