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In south Florida a lot of people screen in their pool to keep out
mosquitoes, "no-see-ums" and other bugs. Most are done over a finished
surface like pavers or concrete.

My question is what if it is a wood deck? the deck is raised several feet
from natural ground and the wood is untreated and unfinished. The wood
planks are pretty nailed together but there are seams between members in
various spots. The pool itself is below ground.

I think erecting a screen over it will not keep out all the mosquitoes,
since when it rains water seeps below the deck down to the ground. The
ground is never exposed to the sun and probably will have puddles of water
collect here and there with weeds. Mosquitoes will grown down there and
come up through the seams between the deck planks, right?

O


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orangetrader wrote:
In south Florida a lot of people screen in their pool to keep out
mosquitoes, "no-see-ums" and other bugs. Most are done over a

finished
surface like pavers or concrete.

My question is what if it is a wood deck? the deck is raised several

feet
from natural ground and the wood is untreated and unfinished. The

wood
planks are pretty nailed together but there are seams between members

in
various spots. The pool itself is below ground.

I think erecting a screen over it will not keep out all the

mosquitoes,
since when it rains water seeps below the deck down to the ground.

The
ground is never exposed to the sun and probably will have puddles of

water
collect here and there with weeds. Mosquitoes will grown down there

and
come up through the seams between the deck planks, right?

O

I think you have to screen under the deck as well or you'd be providing
quite a feast for the mosquitoes.

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On 1/22/2005 11:46 PM US(ET), orangetrader took fingers to keys, and
typed the following:

In south Florida a lot of people screen in their pool to keep out
mosquitoes, "no-see-ums" and other bugs. Most are done over a finished
surface like pavers or concrete.

My question is what if it is a wood deck? the deck is raised several feet
from natural ground and the wood is untreated and unfinished. The wood
planks are pretty nailed together but there are seams between members in
various spots. The pool itself is below ground.

I think erecting a screen over it will not keep out all the mosquitoes,
since when it rains water seeps below the deck down to the ground. The
ground is never exposed to the sun and probably will have puddles of water
collect here and there with weeds. Mosquitoes will grown down there and
come up through the seams between the deck planks, right?


Install indoor-outdoor carpeting on the deck.

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Bill
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In south Florida a lot of people screen in their pool to keep out
mosquitoes, "no-see-ums" and other bugs. Most are done over a finished
surface like pavers or concrete.

My question is what if it is a wood deck? the deck is raised several feet
from natural ground and the wood is untreated and unfinished. The wood
planks are pretty nailed together but there are seams between members in
various spots. The pool itself is below ground.

I think erecting a screen over it will not keep out all the mosquitoes,
since when it rains water seeps below the deck down to the ground. The
ground is never exposed to the sun and probably will have puddles of water
collect here and there with weeds. Mosquitoes will grown down there and
come up through the seams between the deck planks, right?

O



I suspect you will have to screen under the deck as another poster suggested
and you will probably want to caulk the enclosure around the edges too. I
have an enclosure in my Florida home that is mounted on pavers and the small
gaps between the pavers was letting small bugs and other critters into the
pool. After caulking it limited them to what could sneak under the gaps in
the bottom of the screen door.I guess I will caulk there too. I would
suggest clear caulk since it is hard to see the spots where it might get
slopped a bit.....good luck, Ross


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