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    Why our heads are about to explode....

    My wife and I are walking around with pounding headaches.... and I just got graphic evidence as to why......

    This morning, I looked into the skimmer and there didn't appear to be any water moving. I had the immediate "Oh, no, the pump", thought, then noticed the skimmer sock had turned an off-yellow color. I had to turn the pump off to remove the basket and found a 1/32-1/16 layer of pollen that had built up over a period of 24 hours. There was clearly a thick yellow "oil slick" on the pool yesterday, but I had no idea.... even though we have been vacuuming pollen sediment for a week or more.

    I think this is the worst pollen season, ever....

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    Re: Why our heads are about to explode....

    Here in OK it is the worst I have ever seen, Just had to get a Z pack for the first time ever because I could hardly breath... Its so bad my allergy medicine won't even work, I am having to take the old standby Benadryl... Just crazy this early in the season...
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    Re: Why our heads are about to explode....

    I walked out and just THOUGHT I had a red car...............it is YELLOW! So thick I had to spray the windshield to help clear it!

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    I have a yellow cat for sale. Washed----she's normally jet black!
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    Re: Why our heads are about to explode....

    as billy crystal would say, "i hate it when this happens!"

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    Re: Why our heads are about to explode....

    What a misleading title. I just assumed the neighbors were playing their Slim Whitman album too loud.

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    Climate change?


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    Re: Why our heads are about to explode....

    What's the TFP party-line on this.....do we blame all the extra pollen on global warming? Is this a sign of the apacolypse? Or is it all Obama's fault?
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    Re: Why our heads are about to explode....

    Blaming Obama sounds good but I think it's from a mild winter. Water temp still 58 ish so I'm debating weather to suffer the pollen and take the cover off.
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    Re: Why our heads are about to explode....

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    What a misleading title. I just assumed the neighbors were playing their Slim Whitman album too loud.

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    Re: Why our heads are about to explode....

    Its Bush's fault.

    Actually, I though last year was worse.

    Strange winter here in NC for sure.
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    Re: Why our heads are about to explode....

    Quote Originally Posted by smforte View Post
    Blaming Obama sounds good but I think it's from a mild winter. Water temp still 58 ish so I'm debating weather to suffer the pollen and take the cover off.
    I'm going with global warming. We had nearly no winter..... some plants actually bloomed all winter; I've never seen that before. Virtually everything was budding out at the end of January. We've had one day below freezing since December 1 and I was never really able to close the pool, since the water temperature has only been below 60 degrees 17 days in the same period. In past years, frosts and snow wouldn't have been unusual, through the first week, or so, in April.

    High today of 78 and pool temp is 74-75 degrees.

    Yellow haze back on surface of pool.... I'm dumping the skimmer sock twice today....

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    Re: Why our heads are about to explode....

    Ok Ok Richard I'll turn down the Slim Whitman but my daughters into Pentatonx so I have no control over that.
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    Re: Why our heads are about to explode....

    I do enjoy the nice winter we've had here in NC.

    While I usually wait for the yellow snow season to end before opening up our pool; this year I"ll be doing it early probably next week, fire up the heat-pump, and let my allergies suffer through it for a bit.
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    Re: Why our heads are about to explode....

    We just a yellow ring on pool tiles. I had to hand scrub it off. My fam n neighbors are breathing n sneezing n coughing for the first time from allergies. I blame GMOS.


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