Black Widow spiders love hanging around in skimmers and under the Kool decking at the top of the tile. There are lots of bugs to feed on. This is a good reason to brush your tile each week, removing any spider webs around the pool. Remove webs around the pool equipment and skimmer using thick gloves.
Even scorpions can be found in cracks, inside the skimmer and around the tile of the pool. Sealing the cracks with calk around the tile and rock features will take their refuge away. However, the best way to eliminate predator insects around your pool, is to keep the yard clean. Tall grass, untrimmed palm trees, leaves and rotting fruit from citrus trees lying on the ground attract insects, which in turn attracts predators who feed on them.
Wolf spiders like hanging out in the skimmers and hiding under the Kool decking too. Again, always use your brush, or gloves to remove any webs.
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