If your kids are going out to play in the pool, you’re looking for a relaxing swim, or you have invited friends over for a pool party, the very last thing you want is a bunch of dead (or live for that matter) bugs in your pool!
Pool water that is properly treated with regular chemical treatments is distasteful to bugs. It also prevents algae, which is known to attract bugs. Brush and vacuum your pool to eliminate algae and other tasty bug debris regularly as well. Also, skim your pool water surface. The more insect bodies that accumulate in your pool, the more bugs will be attracted.
Empty your watering cans, and keep birdbaths clean. Any standing water on your property is an ideal spot for mosquitoes to lay eggs. Trim plants and branches around and over the pool. Insects love to hang out there. Eliminate fallen fruit (a tasty treat for any insect), and keep your recycle bins covered in case any enticing sugary drink remnants are left behind.
Of course, there are always the pool cover or bug zapper options, but consider these interesting bug-be-gone gardening tips. Flies hate basil and although kitty goes bonkers for it, mosquitoes hate catnip. Citronella, marigolds, lemon balm and rosemary plants are also great insect deterrents.
Don’t let insects in your pool bug you out. SE Pools can also help out by placing you on a weekly pool cleaning program to help keep the bugs at bay.