Is pollen out this time of year??? For the last 3 weeks I have been fighting yellow stuff on the bottom of my pool. It seems to settle in the wrinkles on the bottom. When I swish it with my foot it disperses like powder and makes the water a bit cloudy for a second.
Is it pollen or mustard algae??
Our pool is 27 feet round and I have always just gotten in and vacuumed by hand with not much of a problem. Now, I am getting to really be sick of the pool because every time we want to swim I have to get in and spend 1-1/2 hours vacuuming every square inch of the bottom.
By the time I'm done, I'm over it and just want to get out.
BTW, I have a "lovely" auto cleaner that came with our pool package and it sucks. It is called the Dirt Demon. The first day I hooked it up several days ago it worked fairly well. Only missed a few areas. The subsequent days I tried to use it.....no good. Put the pump on high and it moves around for about 20 seconds and then stops like it's suctioned to the bottom of the pool and won't budge. Then put it on low and it moves around again for about 20 seconds and the "flappy circle thing" starts to float up away from the bottom of the pool and nothing gets picked up. ARGHHHHHHH! I am about at wits end with the thing. I have unhooked, filled to make sure no air was in there, etc. Pretty much have done everything I can think of to make sure it's working correctly......I'm thinking it's just a piece of junk at this point. (I did do a search and found one online for sale for 149.99 though...what a ripoff!)
Any advice?? (on the cleaner and the pollan junk)