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    What is this in my pool ?

    My pool measures out pretty clean chemical wise but after vacuuming thoroughly I noticed a few hours later what looked like leaves in the bottom of my pool. I went to scoop it out with a net and it desolved when I got close. So I turned the pump on high and made ALL of it turn to dust hoping the filter would get it all. A few hours later more of it came back. I do have some trees around but have no idea what this stuff is. Is it pollen ? Is it dirt from the filter coming back in the pool ? When I look at the return I dont see anything coming out. Any suggestions as to what it may be ?
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    Re: What is this in my pool ?

    Can you post any pics? Also post your latest chemical test results?
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    Re: What is this in my pool ?

    Because of the way the water in my circulates, some dirt particulates in the water column all end up settling in the same spot on the bottom and looks like a small pile of small leaves. A swipe at it with my net sturs it up similar to what you are describing.

    If yours is settling in the same spot, then its probably just stuff that settles out of the water. That my guess anyways.
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    Re: What is this in my pool ?


    Pool measurements. FC about 5, PH about 7.5.
    TA was 50, I raised to 70. CYA was about 10 and I raised to 30.

    Heres the stuff. Little hard to tell.
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    Re: What is this in my pool ?

    Try aiming your jets differently, you may have dead spots. Also if you have a cleaner, put a skimmer sock inside the debris bag.
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    Re: What is this in my pool ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Defgufman View Post
    Try aiming your jets differently, you may have dead spots. Also if you have a cleaner, put a skimmer sock inside the debris bag.
    Its an AGP. I only have one return and you can't aim it.
    Also divin dave, what is a water column ?
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    Re: What is this in my pool ?

    Quote Originally Posted by gdog2004 View Post
    Its an AGP. I only have one return and you can't aim it.
    Also divin dave, what is a water column ?
    He means the flow out the return. A lot of times you can see it moving suspended debris. Or when you dribble bleach into the stream, you see where it spreads out. I have dead spots in my pool where all the leaves and flower petals collect. It simplifies vacuuming.

    Next time you use the pool, get everyone to create a whirlpool by running around the perimeter just before they get out. It'll gather all the debris up into the center and make it easy to vacuum up.
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    Re: What is this in my pool ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    He means the flow out the return. A lot of times you can see it moving suspended debris. Or when you dribble bleach into the stream, you see where it spreads out. I have dead spots in my pool where all the leaves and flower petals collect. It simplifies vacuuming.

    Next time you use the pool, get everyone to create a whirlpool by running around the perimeter just before they get out. It'll gather all the debris up into the center and make it easy to vacuum up.
    Did this yesterday ! Then I scooped it out myself with a net. It seems that a lot of whats going in my pool is pine tree needles from my neighbors dying pine tree. **** you neighbors !!
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