I believe I have a pollen disaster on my hands and I don't know how to fix it. Any and all advice would be appreciated.
Pool installed about a month ago, followed TFP/Pool School/Pool Math to the letter and water looked perfect...for 3 weeks. Then we had several days of storms in a row, which dumped massive amounts of pollen into our tree-surrounded pool. The water still tests ok (results below) but the bottom of the pool looks yellow from the pollen. Skimmer socks work well and get full of yellow gunk every couple of hours. A skimmer sock while vacuuming does not seem to work though. We have tried vacuuming, but the pollen does not seem to get sucked up into the skimmer. ? This is true both of manual vac (we have also tried two different vac heads, neither with success) and the auto vac (Pentair 'Lil Shark with leaf canister). So I just run the filter 24 hours a day, setting my alarm for every 3 hours overnight and changing skimmer socks. I can see by the yellow socks that stuff is coming out, yet the pool still looks nasty.
Not the best pic, but you can see the yellow accumulation.
Current state of the water:
22" sand filter 1.5hp ... do we need to switch to a DE filter? We are surrounded by trees and so this will be an ongoing issue.