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How do you get rid of water boatmen and backswimmers in a pool?


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2015-07-15 20:41:50
2015-07-15 20:41:50

I have a huge problem with the backswimmers in my pool. I have spent a few hundred dollars and a lot of time to try and get rid of them and I just finally found the solution. All you have to do is get BioGuard brand Back-Up algaecide and put the whole bottle in your pool. I just put it in an hour ago and there are at least 50 dead bugs floating at the top of my pool. The rest of the bugs are on their way out and really struggling to stay alive. I bought the product from hydropools.com for half the cost that you can get it at the pool stores. I hope this helps someone else.

I am also currently having a problem with removal of the boatment from my above ground pool. Unfortunately, the research I have found indicates that there is no easy way to remove the critters.

Proper and frequent treatment of your pool (shock, chlorination) will remove the potential food sources they are looking for. Treatment, along with a good net and a lot of patience will keep them to a minimum. If you find a better answer, please let me know. Good luck and good swimming!

you should get corian bug--away and shok

Wait until night time, turn your pool light in the water on and wait for the little blighters to swim towards the light then scoop the buggers out.

Use BioGuard's Back Up on a regular basis. As soon as the product is introduced into the water, the bugs start having trouble and then begin floating towards the skimmer or the bottom. It takes care of wasps, bees, grasshoppers, and anything else that makes the mistake of entering the pool water. My son and I have made a collection of the various bugs killed in the pool. We donate the extras to his elementary school for examination!

There is a product here in Australia called No more Bugs. It basically drowns them. Boatman fly into the pool, mate and then fly out of the pool. Therefore they eventually leave.

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It depends on what the bugs are...if they are mosquitoes, you can get rid of them by circulating the water. Mosquito larvae need still and stagnent water to survive. Not too many other types of bugs will live in the pool water, but many types will use the pool as a water source, so they are living near the pool. You need to include more information in your question such as do they live in the water or do they congregate around the pool, what do they look like, where are you located...etc. More information? They are called backswimmers (sometimes Tennessee Backswimmers)

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