As April came round, we began working on the pool to get ready to enjoy it once more. Just as we had the water crystal clear and was primed and pumped for an approaching warm weekend we discover a couple hundred bees ringing the side of our pool! This distressed me greatly, as much as I enjoy having the pool and as happy as I was to see bees back. Would we have to do all our swimming in the late evening and night to avoid them?
I shouldn't have worried or stressed over it. Pete looked the situation over and thought it through. He said, "They aren't coming for water. They are coming for the thin layer of pollen that is accumulating around the side of the pool at the waters edge. Armed with a cloth and a spray bottle of chlorine bleach, Pete would dampen the cloth with the bleach and scrub the vinyl from the waters surface to the top of the pool. Once again no more than three or five bees hummed near the pool. Perfect solution for us and the bees.