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Old 06-21-2010, 05:29 PM
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Default Nettle Net BOAT POOLS ????

Has anyone bought or used one of these products? What's your opinion based on your use? Your input is greatly appreciated.

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Looks great for young kids.....Looks like it would take up a lot of room on the boat
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No, never heard of the pool, but after seeing this http://www.buysafesea.com/ on another thread I bought some. Haven't rec'd it yet but the kids are getting stung every time they go into Barnegat Bay...we'll see if it works. Each year it seems the nettles are getting bigger.
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We don't have this issue up here. Is it a constant battle with these things?
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Amarshal – count your blessings that you don’t have these where you are. We started to see them about 5 years ago in Barnegat Bay which has brackish water, and they usually don’t show up until the weekend after the 4th of July, but not this year. By the end of July the lagoons are full of them to the point that you could walk across the water on them. I used to feel that they’d go away after a dry spring, which would boost the salinity of the water and stop the yearly cycle, but it hasn’t made a dent. The fertilizer that gets washed through the sandy soil and into the bay grows their food source, and they have no predators like turtles to eat them, so they thrive. They also lay eggs by the thousands from what I’ve read.

I don’t want to maintain a pool in the back yard, which the ducks love to bathe in…. among other things. My neighbors are always chasing them….that is when they’re home, and the pools also require you to have fencing. I also would prefer to get into the water, as it allows you to clean the water line on the boats.

NJFISH - I did see that product that you posted and it looks interesting. Let me know what you experience is with it. My next solution may be to buy a sea turtle for a pet and keep him in our lagoon, LOL!!!
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I have a like-new 20’ foot Boat-Pool/Nettle Net for sale at a fraction of the cost (new it retails for $1400)- http://www.nojellyfish.com/store_product.asp?prodid=206. The pool has been used only once, cleaned and stored indoors. The 20’ Pool, mesh storage bag an patch kit are included. A Hand/Foot pump is required but not included. Pumps can be purchased from several retail stores for under $25. PM if interested or if you have questions.
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NJFISH - I did see that product that you posted and it looks interesting. Let me know what you experience is with it. My next solution may be to buy a sea turtle for a pet and keep him in our lagoon, LOL!!!

I'll let you know after this weekend. They seem to be getting bigger too. I've seen the tentacles trailing about 3-4' on some of them this year.
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Has anyone bought or used one of these products? What's your opinion based on your use? Your input is greatly appreciated.

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I met the owner at the Baltimore boat show last year and checked out their product. A very nice guy, he lives on the same river off the Chesapeake where I boat and we encounter sea nettles galore during the summer. The product appeared to be very good quality, as one would expect since they are not cheap. In theory it sounded like a great idea. I was considering buying one after the kids and I got stung swimming last year, but there were a few things that dissuaded me.

1) It's bulky and storage is at a premium on my boat, not to mention we already bring enough crap out and the thought of one more big bag was not appealing.

2) The holes of the netting are very fine and given where we boat I would see a bunch of junk getting caught up in it that would need to be cleaned out later (I'll get to that in a minute).

3) Our water is brown here, and it would stain the net and look very gross after a few uses.

4) We would have to pull the net, store it wet on the boat until we are ready to head in, at which point it would need to be laid out, hosed off, picked out and laid out to dry before re-packing in the bag. I don't know about you, but after spending a day on the water it's all I can do to clean and cover my boat, so I didn't want to deal with the extra work that would be involved with maintaining this net.

Instead I purchased some UV protective long sleeve swim shirts from Dick's for the kids and a couple of bottles of Sea Safe from CVS for the legs and hands. As soon as the nettles show up in the bay I plan to put this stuff to the test before letting my kids get in the water. Check out the other thread I started on the subject.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/mid-atla...a-nettles.html
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Chris has some good points, but I just wanted to follow up with my own impressions/observation of the pool;

1) Can’t argue that on a smaller boat space is king, however when packed up (the 20’) is truly the size of a beach ball.

2) We used the pool in one of the many coves on the Severn. When we where retrieving it, you could see little pieces of “debris” (grass, etc), but the vast majority of the stuff would simply fall off while the net was being pulled out of the water.

3) After using the pool in the Severn, the netting had a brownish tint to it. Once we pulled the pool out, we spent a few more hours out on the water. When we returned home, I laid the pool out on the driveway and hosed down the entire pool. I was actually amazed that the “stains” washed right off.

4) See above – the actually launching and retrieving was very simple, as was cleaning it. By the time we returned home the pool was just damp (the netting and mesh storage bag really did not allow for a lot of water “retention”). Laying in the sun/driveway for an hour after washing it, the pool/netting was completely dry. Honestly if we used the pool more regularly, I would probably just fill up a Rubbermaid tub of fresh water and just let it soak in the mesh storage bag.

I really like the product, however we bought the pool for our young children, but they (pool or not) for whatever reason, seem to have an aversion to swimming off/near the boat and are still uncomfortable swimming unless they can see/feel the bottom.

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sams3---
I would be very interested in the nettle net. I am in Stamford, CT. What price are you looking for?
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Seazure CT - Sent you a PM
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[Hi, Could you please advise your location and what you are asking for your no jellyfish boat pool. I am very interested.

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Sams3 - So based on owning the boat pool does it keep out the Jelly fish, and do they stick to the outside of the netting at all?

I'm really going to have to buy that sun lotion that NJFISH recommended.
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The mesh is so fine that I can’t imagine anything getting through it – except water. The mesh of the pool is consistent to what one would find in screen for a porch. The mesh storage bag holes are ¼ ‘’. As far as jellyfish sticking to the net, the only think that I comment on is that while retrieving the pool, any and all “debris” came off as the net came out of the water. Hope that helps…
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Sams3 - do you still have the pool available? We have our boat on the South River and are seeing the lovely jellyfish all over the place...
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Now if it worked for sharks, that would be impressive!
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Old 08-09-2010, 04:28 AM
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Sold this weekend - kind of wish we had it as we all got stung yesterday in the Severn...
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:33 PM
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I have owned one of these things for twenty years. My first onbe burst a seam after about 10 years and they replaced it with a new one. I've gone through three boats but only one nettle net. We inflate it and toss it off the swim platform for a completely jelly fish free swim. We have the 12 foot model and it occupies about the space of a basketball when stowed in the furnished bag.
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Please let us know where you are too...We are in the Northern Neck, Virginia..so need to know the distance.

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I have a like-new 20’ foot Boat-Pool/Nettle Net for sale at a fraction of the cost (new it retails for $1400)- http://www.nojellyfish.com/store_product.asp?prodid=206. The pool has been used only once, cleaned and stored indoors. The 20’ Pool, mesh storage bag an patch kit are included. A Hand/Foot pump is required but not included. Pumps can be purchased from several retail stores for under $25. PM if interested or if you have questions.
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bringing this back from the dead, does it work? Thanks!
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