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    Is my pool dirtier than yours?

    Seems like every time I lift the cover it looks like someones dumped dirt all in my pool... We actually don't swim in it as much as I'd like but when it's not in use the solar cover is on. We get a lot of pine needles but they don't 'mush' up too much to be causing all of this dirt. I vacuum it about once a week.... gettin a few pictures right now..

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    Re: Is my pool dirtier than yours?

    I did make the mistake of letting the kids play in the pool AS it was filling ... I had the base perfect! Now there are tonnes of little foot prints in the liner that collect dirt.
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    Re: Is my pool dirtier than yours?

    this is what i clean with..

    And one of the pool in full use!
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    Re: Is my pool dirtier than yours?

    Don't feel bad! I swear someone throws dirt in mine too! Mostly I think it is dust in the air/wind that gets caught in the water.

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    Re: Is my pool dirtier than yours?

    When I get in there with a mask on it really is a lot of dirt/dust. When i start to clean it seems like it's all getting cleaned up, but obviously not.

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    Re: Is my pool dirtier than yours?

    Dimples and wrinkles make the dirt easy to locate :~}

    The air drops tons of dirt into my pool and I battled it a lot this year. A decent filter media has improved it considerably but I hate the cleaning schedule with them. Your pool is obviously not an Intex (no fake tiles) so my solution won't work for you.
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    Re: Is my pool dirtier than yours?

    Not an intex - thanks anyway

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    Re: Is my pool dirtier than yours?

    You guys should come to West Texas if you want to see some dirt getting into the pool. I vaccuum constantly, and the wind loves putting it back. Hyabusa, I can't tell if you have one, but if you make the swimmers step into a tub or something similar filled with water before entering the pool, it helps tremendously. The member above (Frogabog) uses a little kiddie pool for this and it is a much better Idea than mine. Same principal, but I think the kiddie pool is the best foot rinse tub out there.
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    Re: Is my pool dirtier than yours?

    Thanks Brush - I'm not sure thats the source... the kids wear shoes right up to the ladder. I was hoping that I was just used to indoor pools which obviously don't have junk falling in them all day. never really noticed the public outdoor pool down the road looking like this though

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    Re: Is my pool dirtier than yours?

    Dirt can find its way in amazing fast in surprising amounts. I just noticed something......is that your cover on the ground next to the pool? Even little bits of sand can stick to it and drop right in when you replace it. It all adds up. There is dirt in that public pool, you just cant notice it as easily.
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    Re: Is my pool dirtier than yours?

    Yes it is on the ground - It's so big I cant see any other option for it....

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