U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-29-2008, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Schertz TX
824 posts, read 420,497 times
Reputation: 115

Advertisements

Has anyone had a problem with water bugs in their pool. They are called backswimmers and apparently swim, fly and bite! Anyone know how to get rid of them?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-29-2008, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
13,807 posts, read 26,349,040 times
Reputation: 3989
one of the many joys of owning a swimming pool. The only thing I did back in the bad days of pool ownership was to scoop them out with the net. Seems like there was always some in there not matter what though.
I totally don't miss that PITA thing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-29-2008, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Schertz TX
824 posts, read 420,497 times
Reputation: 115
Yeah thats what we have been doing. I read that they are nasty little biters. Yikes! I didn't realize that bugs could actually thrive in a clean pool.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-29-2008, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
13,807 posts, read 26,349,040 times
Reputation: 3989
I figured the cholorine would kill any bug and I've accidentally inhaled some while adding it to the pool before and felt like I was going to die, so I don't know how they do it. I guess they're good at swimming like us and don't let it bother them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-29-2008, 04:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
1,512 posts, read 2,615,625 times
Reputation: 2219
You could always find a way of electrifying the surface of the water. Maybe the word will spread to the other bugs after a while...

--Dim
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-30-2008, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Schertz TX
824 posts, read 420,497 times
Reputation: 115
Hey not a bad idea dimwit.. They seriously have me a little freaked out. I put some in a little container and then found a monster one and put it in there too and it attacked the smaller ones so fast.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-30-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
1,512 posts, read 2,615,625 times
Reputation: 2219
Wow...That sounds pretty scary to me. I have this theory about Texas bugs:

They're bigger, meaner, and stronger than just about anywhere else!

Seriously, I've never seen so many large/scary bugs in my life. Even the gnats can take a small farm animal!

--Dim
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top