When you are trying to enjoy the pool in New Orleans, the worst thing you can deal with is annoying mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can be a real plague for pool owners, but there are things you can do that will keep you from having to deal with these pesky pests. In this article, we are going to talk about avoiding mosquito bites this Summer.
Enjoy the Pool without the Bites
Taking time to enjoy the pool can be a challenge with work and busy life, but when you do take the time out and you are fighting off mosquitoes, that is no fun. You may be able to spray their nests and keep them from going wild in this way, but the best way to avoid mosquitoes is to stay away from collective bodies of water. If your goal is to hang out by the pool, you then have a problem.
Instead of throwing up your hands and going inside, you need to be proactive and keep from having areas around your yard and pool where water is stagnant. While you understand that mosquitoes are an important part of the ecosystem, we need to make sure that you do not get bitten since they could carry pathogens and other dangerous things.
Figure out where the areas of gathered water are so that you can keep them dry. This could be plants, containers, toys and even cars. If you find an area where water is sitting then this could be the prime breeding ground for these pests.
Designing a Pool Area Properly
If you are thinking about pool designs, you need to think about the area around you. Is the design that you are thinking about going to cause a lot of mosquito growing areas with standing water? If your design is going to encourage growth of these pests, you need to rethink your pool design, so that you can keep them away instead of making them a home.
We have been working with pool designs for over 30 years and know how to design pools that are going to allow you to get the enjoyment that you want without causing problems like drawing mosquitoes. There are plenty of features and landscaping that can be done that are not going to draw mosquitoes. The basic thought is make sure to keep the water running.
Adding Pool Features
You may want to add pool features that keep the water in your pool moving. Bubblers, fountains and waterfalls are great ways to keep the water moving. Lazy rivers are always moving and keeping the water going nicely. If you are ready to work on a new project or make some upgrades, we would be glad to give you advice on how to best move forward so that you can create a beautiful environment that is not friendly to pests.
With thousands of pools under our belts, we will be able to help you find the right decision for your New Orleans home. Give us a call today.