So, I had a huge amount of pollen in the pool.
Gathered on the floor like the sands of a desert and stuccoed the sides like an adobe hut.
It truly was a sigh to behold.
After an hour and a half of painstakingly vacuuming the sides and ever so slowly and delicately
sweeping the bottom as to not disturb the pollen at rest, I once again had a clean, crystalline pool.
The torrent of pollen caused the sand filter pressure to rise some 8 lbs.
Since I had DE in the filter and am abounding in wisdom, I decided I would wait until the next rain storm to get the pool level up then give the filter a nice long backwash.
As we know, a sand filter can catch particles down to 30 microns or so.
Did you know there a large a lot of pollen types that are smaller than 30 microns?
Well, I didn't.
The next day I came out to enjoy my sparkly, polished pool and instead was greeted with the Sahara Desert.
I was more than a little sad.
The filter pressure was right back in the normal operating range.
The pollen looked to be more evenly distributed that before I vacuumed.
I guess that means I've got pretty good circulation.