Mosquitos in the Pool: Prevention & Elimination
How to Get Rid of Mosquitos in Home Pools
The Keys to Removing Mosquitos in Home Pools
If you’ve got mosquitoes in and around your pool, then you are also harboring their germs and eggs in your pool water. Mosquitos love to breed in pools, especially those that they have leaves and other debris floating on top and that aren’t properly maintained with the right pool chemicals. Being bitten by a mosquito doesn’t just hurt and feel uncomfortable, but it can also put you at risk for dangerous diseases, including the West Nile Virus. Luckily, there are steps that home pool owners can take to get rid of mosquitos for good so that they can enjoy clean, safe pool water again.
Tools You’ll Need
- - Mosquito larvicide dunks
- - A plastic siphon
- - Pool chemicals
How to Get Rid of Mosquitos in Your Pool:
Step 1. Use a mosquito larvicide.
Try using one mosquito larvicide dunk per 10 sq ft. of water surface area in your pool (some above-ground pools may only need two or three dunks.) When the pool is closed during the winter months, replace the dunks once a month and make sure you use a secure pool cover to keep bugs and debris out.
Step 2. Use the right pool chemicals.
The easiest way to prevent a mosquito problem from occurring in the first place is to properly maintain the pool chemicals. Use a good pool shock and pool chlorine in order to keep your water clean. Use the according to the manufacturers instructions for the best results. Before using your pool, make sure you remove the larvicide drunks and monitor the chlorine levels for at least 24 hours.
Step 3. Run the pool filter often and make sure that it’s running efficiently.
Make sure that the pool filter operates for a minimum of 2-3 hours per day. Use a timer to make it easier to remember. Check your pool filtration system for signs of wear and tear or evidence that it isn’t working as well as it could be. Keep the filter itself clean for the best results.
Step 3. Always keep the pool clean.
Keep your pool water clear from leaves and other debris, as they simply create a prime breeding ground for mosquitos. To help with cleaning, invest in a high quality automatic pool cleaner. They deliver great results and help dramatically cut down on pool cleaning time.
Being a smart pool owner will get you results.
When you want to get rid of mosquitoes and prevent them from returning, just follow our helpful tips that are easy to do and that take very little time to complete. Being a smart pool owner means that you can enjoy a clean, bug free pool all season long.