worms in pool


Old 07-19-04, 02:05 PM
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worms in pool

uncovered the pool a week after rain and found loads of small red worms with black heads they are about 1/4 inch long
have tried shock treatment but did not kill them
please tell me what they are and how to get rid

many thanks
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Old 07-31-04, 11:25 PM
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I had those too when I first opened my pool. I have no idea what they are and I don’t know if they’re harmful or not. But I do know they are very hard to kill! You have to use a LOT of shock, vacuum and backwash your pool frequently; most of them should get trapped in your leaf basket, so be sure to empty that often (I wouldn’t touch them if I were you! Who knows, they could try to burrow into your skin LOL).

If you keep doing that they should eventually disappear. That’s what worked for me anyway.
Old 01-12-05, 09:20 PM
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: So. Calif.
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not to worry, when it rains heavy, or you water alot you will get them, simply vacuum them up and backwash your filter. make sure your chems are up and have a cup of coffee.


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