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    Trees mating in my pool

    For the past week the oak tree pollen has been heavy here and I skim the pool twice a day.

    When I first started reading on this forum and Pool School I read a post about using a knee high stocking on the skimmer basket.

    I asked the lady at Wally World where they were and she showed me with a puzzled look on her face. I told her I needed an extra large, she looked at my legs and said I think they will be too big. I laughed and said they were for my pool skimmer. That got another puzzled look.

    Well I must say I’m glad I read that post as the last three days the tree pollen has been very heavy and the stocking really helps.
    18' x 42" Intex (4786 Gal @ 80% capacity) Intex 8110 SWCG, 2000 GPH cartridge filter.
    Full Sun, Well Water, Borates at approx. 50
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    Re: Trees mating in my pool

    In heavy times I always got leaves and seed pod flower thingies in my pool, I made sure just to treat with just a very small dosing of Polyquat 60 about 2-3 oz bi-weekly, and of course keeping FC within proper range!
    I went all season with a perfect pool!
    I'm just now getting stuff and dig site ready for my new rebuilt PRINCETON 21' for the new year! I'm really excited about that.
    It really sucked watching me drain my perfect water out the storm drain... that really hurt, in the past the pool store had it messed up so much, it used to not hurt at all!

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    Re: Trees mating in my pool

    I've noticed that the knee-highs don't tend to last quite as long as the skimmer socks do. They are cheaper though so replacing them every couple of weeks is no big deal. I can't imagine a spring without something extra like that to cut pollen though.

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    Re: Trees mating in my pool

    She looked at your legs! How funny! You know she is watching her email, waiting to try and find you in one of those "People of Walmart" emails with your new panty hose on!

    But seriously, we would have a yellow pool if it weren't for the skimmer sock.
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    Re: Trees mating in my pool

    @ chuck; I've been looking at the Waterway 1HP-22" Sand filter ever since I had to cancel the order on the Intex 2650 sand filter due to seller having on back order. How do you like it and have you had any problems with it? I know it’s big but my daughter wants a bigger pool and I’ll most likely get one next spring.

    @ 257WbyMag; we don’t have a pool store close by and I couldn’t find any at Wally World but I'll look at skimmer socks this weekend.

    @ numberonenole; I promise she nor anyone else will ever see me in those LOL

    As a note my pool water is clean and I brush it at least 3 times a week, my FC has never been allowed to drop below 2ppm, is there really any need for me to add the polly?
    18' x 42" Intex (4786 Gal @ 80% capacity) Intex 8110 SWCG, 2000 GPH cartridge filter.
    Full Sun, Well Water, Borates at approx. 50
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    Re: Trees mating in my pool

    Quote Originally Posted by George N
    is there really any need for me to add the polly?
    IMO, no. You seem to stay on top of your pool, so I would think you do not need the polyquat insurance.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Trees mating in my pool

    Thanks linen, still lots to learn but I'm working on it. I do know this BBB works and it's cheap
    18' x 42" Intex (4786 Gal @ 80% capacity) Intex 8110 SWCG, 2000 GPH cartridge filter.
    Full Sun, Well Water, Borates at approx. 50
    TFTestKit-100--The Pool Calculator--Pool School

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    Re: Trees mating in my pool

    Hi George,
    Oh yeah, I forgot... sorry got a little busy at the end of the week!
    I love my Waterway sand filter setup.
    I bought it used off of Craigs List for $90, a 1 HP single speed with the 22" sand filter. The motor had a bad end bearing, a few hours and $10 at Miller Bearing fixed that, the pump did have weak pressure so I took the wet end apart and found out someone had it apart and the diffuser was missing, so ordered one online with a new impeller, wet seal, and o-rings and overhauled it one evening.
    Since then no problems, runs about 11 psi now up from 7 1/2, water clarity is really nice and I think its on par with a cartridge filter. Not like a DE filter, but I love the backflush feature of my sand filter.
    I can vacuum twice a week for about a month, then a 5-7 minute backflush and 1 1/2 minute rinse and back online. So easy compared to my hottub cartridge filter.
    I ran my pump about 6-9 hours a day during the summer and no problem keeping up, I think it's because the 22" is plenty on my 15' X 48" Intex.
    Just took it down recently and bought a used 21' round "PRINCETON" steel wall made by Swin'N'Play off craigs list for $200 if I took it down, all of the the bottom rails were gone and a few of the top rails. Liner is fine but the pool owner over did it and bleached it out, so I ordered a new 72" expandable liner and working to dig to 6' feet deep center.
    Hoping to have it up in the next month or so.
    What concerns do you have?
    Swim n Play 21' round, expandable 72" liner, 6FT deep center, buried 14", 12,750 Gallons
    Waterway 1HP-2 speed with 22" Sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    Thanks to TFP my pool is perfect all the time :party:
    I now suffer from Sparklypoolitis! :whoot:
    I am a Platinum contributor because I want everyone who comes here to Trouble Free Pool to have the same success that I enjoy with my pool and family.

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    Re: Trees mating in my pool

    George,

    Oh, I did have a problem with the overhang Intex skimmer.
    I cut out the stock Intex fittings and installed the Hayward through wall fittings (1 1/2 ).
    I did have a problem of too much suction with the new pump system, so I drilled some holes into the fitting, this worked fine until I did go ahead and install the Hayward skimmer for above ground pools. These mods I did are posted here... my posts start at the bottom of page one.
    Read all the way through, some of my posts are later in the post.
    custom-pvc-pipe-adapter-for-intex-pools-t28971.html

    Oh I did go down on the size of the eyeball return size, 3/4 I think from the 1" originally.
    Chuck
    Swim n Play 21' round, expandable 72" liner, 6FT deep center, buried 14", 12,750 Gallons
    Waterway 1HP-2 speed with 22" Sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    Thanks to TFP my pool is perfect all the time :party:
    I now suffer from Sparklypoolitis! :whoot:
    I am a Platinum contributor because I want everyone who comes here to Trouble Free Pool to have the same success that I enjoy with my pool and family.

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    Re: Trees mating in my pool

    Thanks for the reply Chuck,

    I have read that thread but have read so many my mind got crossed, lots of great pics in it to.
    Lots to learn here.

    Now to read and re-read it some more before proceeding
    18' x 42" Intex (4786 Gal @ 80% capacity) Intex 8110 SWCG, 2000 GPH cartridge filter.
    Full Sun, Well Water, Borates at approx. 50
    TFTestKit-100--The Pool Calculator--Pool School

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