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    This is really frustrating. I've collected about 3 pounds of this stuff in my skimmer basket in the last 24 hours. I sure hope this tree finishes reproducing soon
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    Re: I just need to vent about this

    I can sympathize. It is horrible here too!
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    Re: I just need to vent about this

    Thankfully mine has tapered off. I had little helicopter seeds everywhere for a little while. Now I just have cicadas in the skimmer.


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    Re: I just need to vent about this

    My battle is with the neighbors Cottonwood trees right now! They are a disaster on a pool owners patience.
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    Re: I just need to vent about this

    I saw in a newspaper article once that cicadas are delicacy in some parts of the world... Mine usually has 20-30 June bugs everyday.
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    Re: I just need to vent about this

    I go through a similar period in late March. I only have one tree on the property and it's in the front yard. Also get neighbors tree stuff as well and their tree is in their front yard. Cannot imagine what it would be like if I had trees in the back yard.
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    Re: I just need to vent about this

    The river birches here are finally letting up on the papery seeds they drop. It feels like I've removed 500lbs of the **** from the pool over the past week or so!
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    Re: I just need to vent about this

    I know man. I went through that about 5 weeks ago.

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    Yeah, the Name of my Neighborhood is Forest Oaks... I am surrounded by a Forest of Oaks... I emptied the skimmer baskets full to the brim twice today. Their is this little valve in the basket that lets it get water when the basket is full, never seen it on another basket.
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    Trees and pools do not mix IMHO.
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    Re: I just need to vent about this

    I go through the flowering trees first and then the Maple helicopter seeds. Take a leaf blower to those and it will speed up the dump process
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    Re: I just need to vent about this

    So after this tree is done, down come the helicopters. I have to collect those from my landscaping and my pool. Otherwise, EVERY SINGLE ONE will germinate. Maybe not right now, but certainly next spring. Last year was my second season with my new landscaping around the maple tree and I learned the hard way that those helicopters must be collected.

    I'm so glad I found this site before I had my pool installed. Otherwise, I'd have the inline chlorinator, know very little about water chemistry, and probably would not know about using Queen size knee highs as skimmer socks!

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    So after this tree is done, down come the helicopters. I have to collect those from my landscaping and my pool. Otherwise, EVERY SINGLE ONE will germinate. Maybe not right now, but certainly next spring. Last year was my second season with my new landscaping around the maple tree and I learned the hard way that those helicopters must be collected.

    I'm so glad I found this site before I had my pool installed. Otherwise, I'd have the inline chlorinator, know very little about water chemistry, and probably would not know about using Queen size knee highs as skimmer socks!
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    Re: I just need to vent about this

    I think I'm finally safe in putting my skimmer socks back on. For about 6 weeks now if I left them on they clogged in a few hours.
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    Re: I just need to vent about this

    I'm gonna' invent "Instant Tree Poison" and sell it on TFTestkits. I'll make a killing!
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    Re: I just need to vent about this

    Now, now Duraleigh, no reason to reinvent the wheel. There are many chemicals to choose from to poison a tree. There are also non-chemical routes. May I suggest ground level pruning? There is a growth retardant for Sweet Gum trees. I believe it minimizes or eliminates the prickly sweet gum balls that fall off the trees. Let's work up something for grass instead. If I only had to mow it once a month it would be great.
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    Re: I just need to vent about this

    Quote Originally Posted by S1ngram View Post
    Now, now Duraleigh, no reason to reinvent the wheel. There are many chemicals to choose from to poison a tree. There are also non-chemical routes. May I suggest ground level pruning? There is a growth retardant for Sweet Gum trees. I believe it minimizes or eliminates the prickly sweet gum balls that fall off the trees. Let's work up something for grass instead. If I only had to mow it once a month it would be great.
    Buffalo grass. I learned about it in a horticulture class. Mow it once or twice a year. Grows to about 4". It's a natural recurring grass that we have replaced with our thick bladed, super thirsty grasses.


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    Yes, n40sxguy, I have heard about buffalo grass. When I worked for the Cooperative Extension Service several years ago, I gave it as a recommendation for someone that wanted to go 'all natural' in their lawn and landscape. I'm not sure if they ever did it or not. I always got the impression that it wasn't very thick, but I'm not sure if that's right or not.
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    I need to invest I some grass. I'll see if buffalo grass is the way to go. There went all my drinking money.
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    Re: I just need to vent about this

    Quote Originally Posted by KineKilla View Post
    My battle is with the neighbors Cottonwood trees right now! They are a disaster on a pool owners patience.
    I agree !.. thinking about a chainsaw at 2am.

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    I'm gonna' invent "Instant Tree Poison" and sell it on TFTestkits. I'll make a killing!
    i would buy it by the case
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