See this pic:
This pool overflows into a separate volume. Around here that volume is called "the Channel". This is where the skimming action takes place. I have the ability to line up suction from the channel and return to the pool. Any leaves/debris that are picked up with the suction lined up to the channel end up in the skimmer basket at the pump. This works fine. The main problem is that lots of leaves and such settle out to the bottom in the channel, and will stay there until the channel is cleaned out.
It's a large PITA to clean the channel. It won't be happening on a weekly basis. I'm shooting for every month or two. So basically, I will always have decaying organic matter in my pool. In much larger quantities than most pools I'm assuming.
I would like to know how this affects FC levels. Does a leaf constantly consume chlorine until it has completely decomposed, or does it get to a point where it is "chlorinated" (don't know the proper word to use)? I understand that the more organic material, the more chlorine demand, but I am curious if that is just "up to a point", or if there is a demand until that organic material is removed from the system?
Thanks in advance,