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    Can't get rid of these clear "flakes"

    Have had them for a while now, backwashEd the pool last week and had it tested today with perfect results. Pool store wasn't much help, I've attached picture. Thanks in advance
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    Mod Squad kimkats's Avatar
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    Re: Can't get rid of these clear "flakes"

    I have the same things. It is from something growing. You can use a skimmer socks to help catch them. Search Amazon for disposable hair nets for cheap ones.

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    Re: Can't get rid of these clear "flakes"

    That does look like some kind of pollen

    I also have to say the top photo is from a pool store, I bet your stabilizer (CYA) is over 100, would you like to test your own water? We see so many problems from people not testing their own water..
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    Re: Can't get rid of these clear "flakes"

    Lots of folks are reporting that exact pollen issue this year for some reason. Make sure your skimmer is drawing water well, and a skimmer sock is useful too.
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