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    fir needles what to do.

    I have needles from the fir trees in the pool, and I can not get them out if it. They love to float if touched, and will not go in the skimmer. I am sure these are very smart dudes, with an anger issue toward me.
    I have the little intex vac, That is a joke. got the 2500GPH pump up and running, good movement of the water. But these are driving me nuts. And I am sure they are contributors to the algae I fight every year.

    Any ideas on what to do to get these out? I am not talking about just a few...
    Thanks
    Intex 15X48 AGP intex 2500GPH and skimmer kit
    Between Portland Oregon, and Olympia Washington

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    Re: fir needles what to do.

    Cut down the fir tree nearest the pool to show the other trees you are not to be trifled with. That or put a cover over your pool when its not in use.
    24,000 Rectangular Vinyl IG, Sand, 1.5 Hayward Pump

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    Re: fir needles what to do.

    Not really an option where I live. Fir trees everywhere. Cover... Can,t hardly get the kids to install the solar cover.
    Intex 15X48 AGP intex 2500GPH and skimmer kit
    Between Portland Oregon, and Olympia Washington

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    Re: fir needles what to do.

    Do you not have one of these?



    Can't get the kids to put on the solar cover, but I bet you could get them to hand skim the pool....



    I need one of those to add to the RC airplane collection!

    That wouldn't help with pine needles suspended in the water though, but sure would be fun!
    Mike

    22' round Intex UltraFrame pool, Intex 633T 2500gph paper cartridge filter/pump
    with broken Intex SWG, using bleach this year
    TF-100 test kit

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    Re: fir needles what to do.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrodgers


    I need one of those to add to the RC airplane collection!

    That wouldn't help with pine needles suspended in the water though, but sure would be fun!
    I SO need one of those!

    Mr Rodgers, what do you fly, and where?
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    Re: fir needles what to do.

    I do own one of these
    http://www.poolgear.com/assets/products/large/277.jpg
    But it seems so slow.
    I would love one of those RC units. that is cool.
    Intex 15X48 AGP intex 2500GPH and skimmer kit
    Between Portland Oregon, and Olympia Washington

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    Re: fir needles what to do.

    Quote Originally Posted by gboulton
    Mr Rodgers, what do you fly, and where?
    To answer the O/T question, I had a beginner pod and boom style glider quite a few years ago and flew it for a few years. About the 100th nose-in in the field and it was fatal.

    Last year I bought a Parkzone Ultra Micro T-28 (so "collection" really isn't the correct term ) As for where I fly it? Floating in my pool in the back yard

    I need the new E-Flite Carbon Cub with the floats because I have this absolute awesome 22' round water landing strip in the back yard now Was at the hobby shop last night after a date night with Wifey, but I didn't see any Carbon Cubs.
    Mike

    22' round Intex UltraFrame pool, Intex 633T 2500gph paper cartridge filter/pump
    with broken Intex SWG, using bleach this year
    TF-100 test kit

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