New to TFP after a long battle with pool care. Overhanging Oak trees result in a pool that resembles a dirty pond during Spring and Fall.
I've completed Pool School and purchased TF-100 Test kit with these (embarrassing) results:
The Pool Calculator recommends draining 56% of pool (and refilling) in order to reduce pH. Is this the best first step? The water generally looks green/brown from tree tannin & leaves & algae.
A large Live Oak and a Blue Oak hang over the pool. Spring and Fall the pool turns brown from falling tannin, leaves and the like. Any long term recommendations are most appreciated. A pool specialist advised me to cut down the trees or fill the pool with dirt!
Thanks in advance for this great resource.