With summer here, and every kid in the country begging to go swimming in the backyard, you may be wondering how to stop your pool from attracting mosquitoes. And given the unchecked spread of the Zika virus right now keeping the pool free form bugs is more important now than ever before. As much as every mom out there wants to protect her kids from a disease they know very little about, you also can't expect your children to live their lives in a bubble till then. So if you have a pool, you need to be proactive about preventing it from becoming the type of pool that attracts those mosquitoes.
Although I've never had a swimming pool myself, I will admit that last summer, I bought my daughter a kiddie pool to play in. And it's quite possible that I filled it one weekend for her, and then left it to warm up... for the rest of the summer. No, she didn't go back in after that first weekend, but I wouldn't dare do the same thing again this summer. Things have changed quite dramatically in the past year, and preventing mosquitoes from setting up camp in your backyard isn't just something to aspire to, it's necessary. So if you have a pool, here's how to stop it from attracting mosquitoes this summer.