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    2sd year pool owner. Skimming issues

    Hi

    I am in the process of slamming my pool, I am almost done. I have noticed that my pool has a lot of fine particles floating on the surface (Really small stuff as I net everything that falls in daily). Filter is going strong and water level is fine. I do not remember having that problem last year. Any solution?

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    Pat
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    Re: 2sd year pool owner. Skimming issues

    If you are currently SLAMming, I suppose it could be residual algae floating around until it gets filtered. Also possible you just have pollen in the air at the same time and it's settling on the water. You're welcome to post a set of test results for us just to see if there's something we might notice that would help. ..... the "other Pat"
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    Re: 2sd year pool owner. Skimming issues

    sounds like pollen maybe...is there anything else in the pool right now? i left some noodles in last year and they started to break down and leaving stuff in the pool.
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    Re: 2sd year pool owner. Skimming issues

    Nothing left in the pool from last year. The stuff floating is mostly whitish in color.

    Thanks guys

    Pat
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    Re: 2sd year pool owner. Skimming issues

    Here in Augusta we've got that too... just some pollen I'm sure.

    If in doubt you can perform an OCLT (See Pool School for directions) and it can help tell you if your pool has a nascent algae bloom or not. If not, assume its pollen at this point in the year.
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    Re: 2sd year pool owner. Skimming issues

    We were having issues with lots of small bits floating on the surface and the solution for us was using hairnets on our skimmer net. It's been an excellent solution because it is both effective and cheap! 100 hair nets for $6.08 delivered from Amazon. There is a thread on the subject but I don't know how to embed a thread into a message.




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    Re: 2sd year pool owner. Skimming issues

    yes it is probably pollen. I won't worry about it for now.
    Nice hairnet trick

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    Re: 2sd year pool owner. Skimming issues

    I was reading another thread about someone cleaning out a green monster and I think these hairnets would come in very handy. Since you just peel off the hairnet, there's not net cleaning required (I'm assuming it gets dirty during the cleaning process).
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