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    Help with pollen in the pool

    We live in the southern US, and it's heavy pollen season. Any suggestions for getting pollen out? We are running the filter more, and will clean the filter often, but still have issues with pollen in the water.

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    Re: Help with pollen in the pool

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    Skimmer socks and running the pump through the skimmer more should help. Or build an enclosure around the pool
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    Re: Help with pollen in the pool

    I've been having this problem myself. I'm not sure how the skimmer would help, as it seems the pollen just settles to the bottom as a brown dust. I've been brushing every day for the last couple of weeks, just stirring the stuff up so that it'll get sucked through the bottom drains into the filter.
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    Re: Help with pollen in the pool

    With good circulation, most should not sink right away and able to be captured by the skimmer if you have a skimmer sock or nylon in the basket.
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    Re: Help with pollen in the pool

    Skimmer socks! You may want to circulate a bit longer so the pollen is captured before it sinks, maybe several short periods evenly spaced over the 24 hours.

    We use skimmer socks all year round. Up-end the skimmer basket in a bucket of water to rinse the crud off and it is pretty clean. Rinsing is really required in pollen season.
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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