How to Prevent Water Bugs

Do you have a problem with water bugs in your swimming pool? Here are a few tips to help you prevent and get rid of them!

Steps to Prevent & Kill Water Bugs:

  1. Use BioGuard Banish, there is an initial first dose and then a smaller weekly maintenance dose. This is an algicide that also prevents/kills water bugs.
  2. Cut off the bugs’ food supply (algae). Shock your pool with a chlorine-based shock. You can use 1 bag of BioGuard Smart Shock per 40,000 L of water.
  3. Brush the sides and bottom of the pool before/after shocking, to loosen up any algae that might be stuck there. Sometimes algae may be there, you just can’t see it.
  4. Skim out/vacuum up any dead, left over bugs. Eliminating them will prevent more from coming back!
  5. Use a pool cover when your pool is not in use. This will prevent more from entering the pool, as well as cut off the air supply of any already in there.

Other Tips:

  1. Maintaining proper water balance and chlorine levels will help keep algae from growing, or critters living in your pool water.
  2. Get your water professionally tested once a month.
  3. Shock your pool once a week.
  4. Turn your pool lights off when not in use. The light attracts bugs.

 

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