Leaves in pool

dhorning

Member
May 29, 2010
7
Pennsylvania
First season using BBB method and have mostly been lurking and reading posts. I appreciate the input of all here as this season has the most trouble-free of any so far. My question regards getting leaves and grass in the pool and the effect on free chlorine. Am I correct in assuming that leaves and grass in a pool will be a drain on free chlorine levels?
 

coloeb

Well-known member
Mar 13, 2009
226
Yes it will use some FC. I have a lot of trees in my pool area, and keep the polaris running 4-6 hrs a day. Leaves have to be removed from the skimmer basket as well as the polaris bag.
 

geekgranny

LifeTime Supporter
Aug 20, 2009
1,358
North Central Texas
Some of us use the Pool Skim to capture leaves, bugs, hair, and other floating debris before it goes to the bottom or to the main skimmer. They work great as long as you can get good water flow to one pool return.

I'm in the woods, rural setting, with lots of high winds. I use one Pool Skim this time of year and two in the fall. It catches almost everything, including some dust. Very little stuff makes it to my main skimmer, using a skimmer sock, so I don't have to clean it as much.

gg=alice
 

dhorning

Member
May 29, 2010
7
Pennsylvania
Thanks, your responses have confirmed my fears that I will have to be diligent in cleaning the skimmer baskets and Ray Vac.

Second part of my question is, will leaves and rose petals in a pool skew the overnight chlorine drop test of less than one ppm of FC?
 

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