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Old 03-30-2012, 10:30 AM
 
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Rats...I just realized I responded to an old as hell thread..Oh well good information for anyone else with this problem!
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:34 PM
 
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I have a problem with ants in the pool everyday !! I am so tired of them I don't see any mounds or ant hills anywhere. But they blend in with the stones around the pool and they crawl down the inside and are all over the top of the water in the pool. I worry about what I can use because of the toxic stuff you would use when you don't have a pool . Any help would be so Great !!!


Cindy
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:39 PM
 
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This is a little off-topic, but what do people in the DFW area do with their pools over the winter months? Drain? Cover? Nothing?
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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If they're heated, the swim in them (like a few of the neighbors - but mostly the kiddos). The "older" folks in the neighborhood just cover their pool.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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This is a little off-topic, but what do people in the DFW area do with their pools over the winter months? Drain? Cover? Nothing?
You never drain an in-ground pool. You keep the leaves out of it and check the chemicals just like in the summer. The pumps come on when the temperature drops into the 30's.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:58 PM
 
Location: plano
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This is a little off-topic, but what do people in the DFW area do with their pools over the winter months? Drain? Cover? Nothing?
Nothing changes from summer to winter for my pool. We have an automated pump switch that turns it on in the winter when we get near freezing so it handles that itself....but my pool guy comes and does the same thing summer and winter, or at least he charges me the same winter or summer....
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:40 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Nothing changes from summer to winter for my pool. We have an automated pump switch that turns it on in the winter when we get near freezing so it handles that itself........
Hint: Your pool pump that you have come on in the day.... switch them into running at night. That way they don't run in the day and then at night when they come on due to cold weather.

It cuts down on your pump wear and electricity.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:51 PM
 
Location: plano
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Thanks! We run it afternoon into the early evening summers so will switch it as you suggest!
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Murphy NC
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Renewing this old thread on ants in the pool. We just opened ours for the 2nd season, and this year we're finding floating clumps of fire ants. I've been researching it and find no difinite way to stop them. I cannot understand what would draw them to march into a pool and make an ant island, and if anyone has any new advice I would be interested to learn more. It's an IG salt water pool, around 40000 gallons, concrete surround. With fire ants. Ick.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:44 PM
 
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I use a spray bottle with 3tsp dawn, 3tsp apple cider vinegar and 3tsp of lemon juice. fill bottle with water first. shake bottle and spray on pool. seem to get rid of them. I also spray the edge of the pool.
Denny
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