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 Post subject: mosquitos and baby pools
PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 9:15 am 
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Can anyone tell me what I can safely put in our childrens pool that will kill mosquito larva but not harm my babies? The pool is too big to dump after each swim so the water usually stays in for a week or two (covered).

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 Post subject: Re: mosquitos and baby pools
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 9:22 am 
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You could try a small amount of vegetable oil in the water. It doesn't require much, but how much will depend on how big the pool's surface area is. I suppose you could skim the oil off before each use and replace it afterward if you are concerned about its leaving a veg oil residue on the children. A small amount of detergent reportedly will work also, but your application probably would lean more in the direction of a no-tears baby shampoo. One assumes that it would work as well as dish detergent on mosquito larvae, but I don't know that for a fact. I also don't know how a detergent would act when left in that sort of water for an extended period. Those aren't the only choices, but they are among the milder ones.

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Can anyone tell me what I can safely put in our childrens pool that will kill mosquito larva but not harm my babies? The pool is too big to dump after each swim so the water usually stays in for a week or two (covered).

Thanks!
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 Post subject: Re: mosquitos and baby pools
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:38 am 
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There's an organic product that are small granules, and are for ponds, pools and fountains. It's called Mosquito bits and it's safe for humans and wildlife. Can be purchased at most any nursery and probably home depot.

http://www.summitchemical.com/mosquito/mosquito-bits/

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 Post subject: Re: mosquitos and baby pools
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:23 am 
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sandih wrote:
There's an organic product that are small granules, and are for ponds, pools and fountains. It's called Mosquito bits and it's safe for humans and wildlife. Can be purchased at most any nursery and probably home depot.

http://www.summitchemical.com/mosquito/mosquito-bits/



Would you think it would work on a 25m pool? Or only only Small - Medium...?

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 Post subject: Re: mosquitos and baby pools
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:28 am 
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the product can cover large areas. Check it out.

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 Post subject: Re: mosquitos and baby pools
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:40 pm 
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I would use the Mosquito Dunks instead of the bits for a baby pool. Kids might ingest the bits accidentally whereas you can remove the dunk when they are playing & replace when done. Both are excellent products!

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 Post subject: Re: mosquitos and baby pools
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:36 am 
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khwoz wrote:
I would use the Mosquito Dunks instead of the bits for a baby pool. Kids might ingest the bits accidentally whereas you can remove the dunk when they are playing & replace when done. Both are excellent products!


I too agree with you.

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 Post subject: Re: mosquitos and baby pools
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:37 am 
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The dunks do eventually break up into bits though.

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 Post subject: Re: mosquitos and baby pools
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:roll: Most people replace the pool water more than once a year. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: mosquitos and baby pools
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:26 am 
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Come on now....you know the dunks dissolve faster than that!

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