Hey everyone, it's "winter" here in Austin, Texas. Which means alternating weeks of 60 degrees and 40 degrees. I'm having a problem with dirt in our pool. Every couple of days we get a ring of dirt around the bottom. Now, since it's closed, I have only been running the pump for an hour a day. So is the dirt a function of the filter not being able to do it's job properly, the fact that I've got a lot of dirt instead of grass near the pool (thanks to 3 large dogs), or something else?
I vacuumed last weekend and within a few days the dirt was back. I just did the same thing today and backwashed... a bunch of dirt came out for about 30 seconds.
I also dumped 2 182oz jugs of chlorine in last weekend... I know it's probably not necessary... but since getting the pool clear with the help of the board last summer, I'm kind of obsessed with getting ahead of the algae this year
Anyway, any thoughts on how to keep my pool a little nicer looking during the winter months would be appreciated.