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Keeping Bugs Out Of The Pool

by Sheila Vasquez

Pools are a great addition to any home. They can make for hours of family fun as well as being great for exercise. Pools are also very popular. Currently there are more than 10 million residential pools in the US with more being added everyday. Pools do require a fair amount of upkeep. One of the biggest issues facing pool owners is keeping bugs and other debris out of the pool. Luckily there are methods for keeping bugs out of the pool. 

Pool Enclosures

One of the best ways to keep bugs and other debris out of swimming pools is by building a pool enclosure. There are many different types of pool enclosures. Some are made of screens that still allow air flow into the space. Others are constructed of glass and keep outdoor elements away from the pool entirely. Often screened in pool enclosures work well in warmer climates while completely closed in enclosures are great choices for year round pool enjoyment in cooler climates. For those who want the best of both worlds, retractable pool enclosures are a great option. While pool enclosures do a great job of keeping bugs at bay, they are expensive.

Chemicals And Cleaning

One of the best, and least expensive, ways to keep pools bug free is by keeping them clean and chemically balanced. Algae is a food source for many bugs. Algae can be removed by regular pool cleaning, vacuuming, and skimming. Algaecide and other chemicals can also be used in order to reduce the amount of bugs found in the swimming pool. Regular cleaning and maintenance is the best way to keep bugs out of the pool without spending a lot of money. 

Turn Out The Lights

Many of the bugs found in swimming pools end up there because they are attracted to the lighting around and in the pool. This is a problem that can be difficult to solve, especially for people who enjoy using their pools at night. The best way to combat this is by turning off the lights when the pool is not in use. Installing lights away from the pool but still close enough to provide illumination can also help. 

Keeping bugs out of the pool can be a hassle. The best way to keep bugs away is by installing a pool enclosure. This can also be a very expensive solution to a bug problem. Other ways to combat bugs in the pool are by using chemicals and turning off lights at night. These methods are also effective and less expensive.

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