Whether you have recently had a swimming pool installed or you are thinking about it, the last thing that you want to have to worry about are those pesky little mosquitoes bothering you while you are trying to enjoy some R&R in your pool. And, if you are planning a pool party where you will have guests over, you most definitely don't want mosquitoes showing up uninvited. Unfortunately, mosquitoes love the water (not to mention humans), so the pool is the perfect place for them to show up. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to deter them.
1. Get Rid of Any Standing Water
Water tends to linger in some of the most surprising places, and you won't find these areas unless you inspect the yard after it rains. Any area that tends to stay damp needs to be filled in. You will want to recycle any of your old tires that are sitting around in the yard and turn over buckets that are sitting upright and filling up with water when it rains.
If there is anything that you can't remove or empty, such as a fountain, make sure to take the time to change the water on a weekly basis. Also, fountains and other water features need to stay in motion, as this helps to keep mosquitoes from coming in and making themselves at home.
2. Buy a Pool Cover, and Use It
If you aren't using your pool, make sure to cover it up with a pool cover. Mosquitoes like to find water and lay their eggs. Therefore, when you pool water is still, it is rather inviting to them. By keeping it covered, you are helping to keep your pool water mosquito- and bug-free.
3. Keep Your Pool Chemicals Balanced
Make sure that you are keeping a close eye on the chemicals in your pool water. If they are properly balanced so that the water is clean, mosquitoes won't be as attracted to it as they would be if it were dirty. In addition to properly-balanced water, ensure you clean the skimmer and filter regularly as well. If you lead a busy lifestyle and can't maintain a proper pool maintenance schedule to keep your pool clean and free of pests, it may be a good idea to hire a professional to take care of it for you.
Don't hesitate to reach out to a swimming pool professional in your area for other tips and tricks on keeping mosquitoes at bay around the pool.