With summer temperatures and the sun shining across France, the swimming season is well and truly underway. And if nothing seems to stand in the way of your swim, you’ll have to reckon with the presence of aquatic insects around your pool. Tiger mosquitoes, water bees or even water flea… Many people enjoy cooling off and quenching their thirst around your pool. Especially in hot weather!
The question then arises: how do you get rid of these swimming pool insects or fly over your pond? Aboral gives you its valuable tips for keeping mosquitoes and other insects and enjoy swimming to the full!
Why are insects attracted to your pool?
In addition to the issue of cleaning and cleanliness, the presence of mosquito larvae in your pool can have an impact on the comfort and health of bathers. In some cases, insect bites can cause itching, allergic reactions or intolerances.
To get rid of them, we need to understand what attracts them. An overview of what mosquitoes like around your pool!
1. A place to drink water and cool off
Like us aquatic insects invite themselves into your pool to cool off. For them, the pool is also a huge trough in which to quench their thirst. Thanks to their long hind legs, certain insects – such as water bugs – are able to move on the surface of water without drowning!
And since it’s a constantly wet area, the pool also appears to be the ideal place to deposit and hatch their eggs. For information, the female mosquitoes can lay up to 250 eggs on the surface of the water!
2. An area surrounded by fruit trees and shrubs
Is your pool surrounded by fruit trees, such as peach or cherry? If you’re wondering why you have so many insects around your poollook no further!
Insects – and wasps in particular – love to hang around fruit trees because of the sugar they provide. The same applies to flower pots and pollinating shrubs.
3. A place conducive to stagnant water
When rainwater stagnates in the garden, it’s not uncommon for mosquito larvae to appear. The same applies to your pool! If you have an above-ground pool without a filtration system, remember to empty and renew the water regularly to avoid the appearance of mosquito larvae in your pool. mosquito larvae in your pool.
If your pool is well filtered, you can rest easy. An adult mosquito is unlikely to deposit its larvae in a moving pool!
How to avoid insects in the pool?
Cleaning the pool with a pool vacuum cleaner
Many insects can thrive in fresh or salt water, but they depend on the presence of nutrients, such as green algae. This is particularly true of water bugs ; these brown insects, which swim upside down, love them!
To get rid
get rid of green algae
and therefore pests around your pool, one of the first things you should do is devote some time to
of your pool. To do this, you’ll need to vacuum your pool daily to remove any debris and particles that may have accumulated. Once the walls and bottom have been cleaned, start the filtration system to suck up and store the dirt.
Don’t hesitate to ask your pool specialist for the best the best pool vacuum cleaners to suit your needs and budget.
Cover your pool with insect netting
To prevent swimming inside your poolpool, install a pool cover or mosquito net. pool mosquito net when not in use. This will prevent the appearance of mosquito larvae in your pool in your absence.
And as well as keeping mosquitoes and other insects out naturally, this type of perfectly watertight device will limit the deposit of dust or leaves. In fact, water pollution is one of the factors that contribute to the algae growth in your pond and, consequently, the appearance of water fleas, tiger mosquitoes and other aquatic insects.
Cleaning up around the pool
As we have seen, factors outside the pool can contribute to the proliferation of insects of all kinds. The presence of fruit trees and pollinating shrubs is particularly attractive to wasps and bees.
To avoid using anti-wasp products around your pool, clean up your pool environment. Start by picking your fruit and clearing your garden. Also remove any rainwater stagnating at the bottom of your flower pots.
Last but not least, there are plants that are reputed to repel insects around your pond. These include geranium, lavender, mint, lemongrass, basil and rosemary. Don’t hesitate to plant them around your pool to limit the appearance of insects.
Use insect repellents
Less aggressive than mosquito traps and insecticides, insect insect repellents are also highly effective against mosquitoes. Designed on the basis of essential oilsThese products produce an odour that mosquitoes and other insects cannot stand. On the market, you will find both insect repellents in liquid and solid form.
Protecting yourself and your home
If you live in a high-risk area, protect yourself against mosquito bites by spraying yourself with an anti-mosquito spray. In the home, use a mosquito net and/or mosquito repellent. Other devices, such as mosquito repellent lamps, mosquito repellent bracelets or citronella essential oils, are particularly effective at scaring away mosquitoes.
In fact, it should not be forgotten that some flying insects can be vectors of diseasessuch as chikungunyamalaria malariamalaria dengue or the Zika virus. In addition to mild symptoms such as fever, aches and pains and headaches, mosquito bites can have a greater impact on pregnant women.
As you can see, if you want these pairs of legs to stop invading your pool, you’ll need to keep your water clean, healthy water. Thereafter, it’s up to you to choose between a pool cover or a natural mosquito repellent. It all depends on the number of insects around your pond! Finally, use skin repellents and mosquito repellent devices (mosquito netting, mosquito repellent bracelets, lemon products) to repel mosquitoes and combat insects.Configure your pool online Back to news