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    Needham, MA

    How do you all deal with flowering trees?

    Had the solar cover off today to run the Polaris and brush the pool. It was snowing green from the flowering trees. I left the cover off for a bit to let the skimmer catch them with a skimmer sock. Wind picked up and too much was getting into the pool. I could not take it any longer so I put the cover back on. Now it storming out and these things are falling like crazy! I have never seen these before in my yard, or at least never paid attention to them as this is my first spring with the pool. What is the best way to deal with them?

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    Re: How do you all deal with flowering trees?


    I stopped bothering with a cover. I never could remove it without all that stuff ending up in the water anyway.

    PS. Skimmer socks/ nylons/ hairnets will help a lot to keep your filter from loading up. Use the search box on any of those terms and you'll find a lot.
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    Re: How do you all deal with flowering trees?

    My neighbors have Crepe Myrtles that drop pink blossoms in my pool all summer long! I use a PoolSkim USA -- award-winning automatic pool skimmer solves and eliminates your pool debris problems for a clean and sparkling pool. to collect them when my pump is running. There are other products that can help as well such as a skimaround or a pooldevil. Other than that, covering the pool until everything quits falling, frequent vacuuming, or removing the tree are the only other options I know.
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    Re: How do you all deal with flowering trees?

    What is the best way to deal with them?
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    Re: How do you all deal with flowering trees?

    My solar cover looks like that too. When we swim during the week we fold the cover back and grab what we can. Then on the weekend we take the cover off, clean it up and net out whatever falls into the pool.
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    Re: How do you all deal with flowering trees?

    +1 to the skimmer sock/mesh. Total filter saver!

    A technique I've used before is to use the garden hose with a high-pressure spray nozzle and blast all the flowers/debris towards the skimmer (with a sock). Then roll up the cover.
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    Re: How do you all deal with flowering trees?

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