Worms

Matt_PEBKAC_Oh

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May 29, 2018
152
Bluffton, Ohio
Pool Size
13700
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
CircuPool RJ-30 Plus
Found a new critter in the pool today. 2 horsehair worms. Learn something new every day.

They can be infested in bugs such as crickets (which they are in season in NW Ohio) and when adult stage, can leave their host and into water to leave to find a new host or to multiply. Good note is they are supposedly not deadly and don't infect anything but other bugs. Didn't take a chance the website was wrong so they have been netted and rubbed out.

Horsehair Worm
 

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kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
ewwwww up and out they go for sure!!!! I would also push my FC up to SLAM to make sure they and any of their leavings is GONE!
 

red-beard

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May 27, 2019
1,395
Houston, TX
Pool Size
25000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite Pro (T-15)
After rain storms, I regularly get earthworms...
 
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