So last week I mentioned in other posts, I have switched form running my single speed motor 24/7 to about 8 hours/day. Pool is still clear, and seems to be more than enough. (still thinking I can reduce it, and I am shopping round for a VS Pump. Thinking about the Pentair SuperFlo VS 1.5 HP Energy Star....I would get a $300 rebate from my utility company! anyway...I digress)
One small issue I am running into. I have tons of trees (Live Oaks) around my pool, and tons of debris falls into my pool. Overall not an issue, except the pollen. Now that the skimmer is not running full time, the pollen sinks tot he bottom, and stains the plaster. It seems over time, it goes away, but is there anything I can do to minimize this? I run my filter right now from 10-6, and the Polaris ruins from 12-4. The Polaris picks stuff up almost all the debris, but unfortunately the pollen leaves stains. I know higher chlorine levels will make it disappear faster...anything else I can do? The pollen is really bad in March/April, but still a little falls pretty much year round.
Thanks all! This site is great BTW. Last week I converted a co-worker to the TFP way. He has some high CYA, so he ordered the kit, and is reading up Pool School, and on his way to being on his own.