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    Lots of dirt

    I have been vacuuming my Coleman 16' x 48" power steel pool about twice a week. I have a large maple next to the pool and get leaves, bugs, twigs and some dirt but yesterday evening I noticed a great deal of dirt on the bottom which was unusual. This morning I was vacuuming it out and remembered that a neighbor just across the street from our yard had a new roof put on their garage yesterday. Now all that dirt showing up makes sense.
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    Re: Lots of dirt

    Could be worse... remember that haboob that hit Phoenix a while back?

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    Re: Lots of dirt

    OMG Richard. I can't even fathom how disastrous this must have been for pools.

    I'm getting a lot of gritty dust lately from heavy road construction a block away. I can shut the cover but even it is getting covered in fine grit.
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    Re: Lots of dirt

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    OMG Richard. I can't even fathom how disastrous this must have been for pools.

    I'm getting a lot of gritty dust lately from heavy road construction a block away. I can shut the cover but even it is getting covered in fine grit.
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    Re: Lots of dirt

    Wow. I've never heard of a Haboob before. Fascinating and horrible at the same time.
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    Re: Lots of dirt

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    Wow. I've never heard of a Haboob before. Fascinating and horrible at the same time.
    Nor had I. That's some bizarre and scarey stuff. Sand storms in Dubai, Morraco and Senegal, okay. But Phoenix?
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