It’s the time of year for these pesky bugs, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer.
While it’s nearly impossible to wear bug spray in the pool, you can say goodbye mosquitoes and enjoy a bug-free zone.
In this article, let’s look at how to keep mosquitoes away from your swimming pool so you can enjoy your pool more.
#1: Get Rid of Breeding Grounds
The first step you need to take is get rid of any standing water in your backyard. Why? Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water. If you don’t provide the water, they can’t breed.
Consider looking in the following areas for standing water:
- Tree holes
- Old tires
- Potted Plant Trays
- Pool Covers
In addition, you want to change the water in your bird baths and fountains at least once per week.
#2: Treat Your Swimming Pool
You’re probably wondering about the “standing water” in your swimming pool.
If you keep the water clean and treated, and perform all the recommended maintenance, your pool can’t become a breeding ground.
Another trick – keep the water circulating. Why? Mosquitoes prefer to breed and lay their eggs in standing water, so by keeping it circulating, you foil their plans.
#3: Look at Your Cover
Don’t let water sit on your swimming pool cover (or your hot tub cover). This is just asking for mosquitoes.
If you’re having trouble keeping the water off your covers, ask us what you can do.
#4: Dry the Toys
Another no-no is leaving water-logged pool toys sitting around your pool deck area.
Enlist the kids to help you dump the water out of all your pool toys and rafts. Lay them out in the sun to completely dry before storing them.
#5: Change Your Lights
Do you like to swim at night?
Then you probably know mosquitoes, as well as other flying bugs, are their worst during the evening hours.
Replace your outdoor lights with yellow bug lights so you attract fewer bugs.
Final Thoughts: Say Goodbye Mosquitoes
Always keep your pool filtered and clean so it doesn’t turn into your neighborhood’s favorite mosquito habitat. Control the algae, keep the leaves out, and you’ll have a better chance of discouraging mosquitoes.
One unmaintained pool can breed millions and millions of mosquitoes. And, places of standing water in your backyard can do the same. You’ll be uncomfortable, and your neighbors won’t like it either.
So, enjoy your summer swimming by keeping your pool and your backyard clean and maintained!
Questions? Contact us today!