The stats - AGP 16x32 Doughboy w/ sand filter, use BBB method
I had a significant coating of pollen on the bottom of my pool. I had been filtering continuously so my water was clear and the pollen sort of mounded in one spot. I had planned to vacuum the pool as soon as the weekend arrived. Then came the storm. Two huge limbs broke out of the top of a nearby oak tree and were blown into the pool. The limbs were too heavy to lift out as a whole. We cut the limbs with a chainsaw, while standing in the pool, until they were small enough to lift out. This was on 5/10/08 and by some miracle my liner does not appear to be leaking. However, my pool is now dark green from the pollen being stirred up. I have some oil residue floating on top of the water from the chainsaw although that does seem to be improving. I have been filtering continuously for days, have lined my skimmer basket with nylon hose and backwashed often. I really don't see any improvement in getting the pollen out of the pool. I've been keeping bleach poured in the pool and the chlorine level is holding pretty well so I'm convinced it's a pollen issue and not an algae issue...plus it wasn't this way until the tree incident. I don't want to vacuum the pool because I can't see the bottom to know if there are more sticks and stuff down there that might tear the liner. Should I try a flocculant to get the pollen out of my pool? If so, what brand is best? Any ideas on what might get the remainder of the oil residue out of the pool? What a mess!