Pool Maintenance

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Pool Maintenance Tips to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Nothing beats a refreshing pool on sweltering summer days, but dirty or unmaintained pools are the perfect place for mosquito breeding. Mosquitoes that carry the West Nile Virus lay eggs in pools with stagnant water.

Swimming pools must be properly maintained according to the following maintenance tips:

  • Run the pool filter daily about 8 hours per day.
  • Maintain the pool’s sanitizer in the recommended range.
  • Regularly clean, vacuum, and brush the pools walls and surfaces to remove bio-films.
  • Add an initial dosage of quaternary algaecide.
  • If the pool is covered, make sure the cover is completely drained of excess water.
  • Delay winterizing the pool until first freeze.
  • Make sure floats, equipment, and pool toys are stored so they will not collect water.

Report Stagnant Water or Pools

To report a stagnant pool or other mosquito issue in Grand Prairie, call 972-237-8055 or report the issue online.

City of Grand Prairie Pools

Please be advised that the City of Grand Prairie treats swimming pools with larviciding agents only to prevent mosquito breeding and reduce the mosquito population; however, this treatment does not change the appearance of the swimming pool water, nor does it affect the pool chemicals already present.