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    Opinions on when to open to avoid pollen season

    This will be my first full season with the pool. Pool company winterized it but I plan on opening it myself (they want $300.00 to do it). Should I delay the opening until after pollen season? We get a TON of pollen here!! (South Jersey) THANKS!!
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    Re: Opinions on when to open to avoid pollen season

    I wouldn't even consider it. Once the water hits about 60 the algae will start to grow. Pollen isn't as hard to deal with as algae.
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    Re: Opinions on when to open to avoid pollen season

    Same answer as JohnT. The pollen is manageable but falling behind and letting algae get a foot hold is a hassle.
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    Re: Opinions on when to open to avoid pollen season

    Thanks guys! Just had a picture in my mind of a "pollen green" coating on the surface of the water. From the limited use we had last year, it seems like the water circulates pretty good and keeps the pool free of floating debris.
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    Re: Opinions on when to open to avoid pollen season

    For pollen, skimmer socks work wonders, but need to be cleaned frequently.
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