Proper pool maintenance, including chlorinating the pool and cleaning the sides and bottom of the pool, helps to eliminate bugs in the water. An algaecide may be used to aid in the removal of the insects.Continue Reading
To remove bugs living in the pool, it is necessary to remove the algae that the insects eat. Begin by shocking the pool with chlorine, and allow the chlorine levels to return to normal. Typically, shocking the pool requires the addition of 1 pound of chlorine per 10,000 gallons of water. Double shocking the pool may be necessary if the infestation is difficult to manage. To double shock the pool, add two bags of chlorine per 10,000 gallons of water.
Use an algaecide to remove the insect's food source and wait 12 hours. After the algaecide has been applied, clean the pool thoroughly. Scrub the sides of the pool with a firm brush, and use an automated pool vacuum to help remove any remaining algae in the pool. Skim the pool daily and immediately after rain or wind that blows debris into the pool.
If algae is growing on damp surfaces nearby, clean the surrounding pool deck with chlorine bleach or another approved cleaner, and install high-pressure sodium vapor lights to prevent infestations in the future. If live bugs are caught in the pool skimmer, place them in a bucket that contains water and vegetable oil, and then cover the bucket to eliminate the insects.Learn more about Pools & Hot Tubs
Winterizing an in-ground pool requires draining all the water from the hoses, filters and other parts, using winterizing chemicals and then, covering the pool with a pool cover. The whole process should be done well before the temperatures drop to below freezing and done properly, this procedure can save time and money in the spring.Full Answer >
Winterize a pool by cleaning it, chemically balancing the water to protect the pool from corrosion, shocking the pool, lowering the water level, draining the filter, removing the ladder from the pool and covering the pool with a cover. Winterizing a pool protects it from weather damage.Full Answer >
Good ways to clean a swimming pool include skimming debris off the surface, cleaning out strainer baskets, scrubbing the walls and accessories, and vacuuming the bottom. Essential equipment includes a leaf skimmer, brushes and a pool vacuum.Full Answer >
Drain the pool, and scrub the sides of the pool to remove algae and other debris. Remove leaves and other items from the bottom of the pool, and prepare the acid wash by pouring 1 gallon of acid wash into a watering can and adding 1 gallon of water to the acid. Pour the acid mixture onto the plaster in 10 foot sections, and rinse the area thoroughly after 30 seconds.Full Answer >