My pool has gone into full camo mode.

Leebo

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We had our fun with leaves about 2months ago in Ohio. Not much you can do but use a leaf net to help minimize the damage and bribe friends with beverages to help out.
 

glitter&guns

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So far no squirrels, but I am getting rid of some of the moles from my yard (bleck!!!! I hate things with fur to be dead in my pool. I feel bad for the frogs but the furry things about kill me.) And on an up note, I won't need to do any arm circuits at the gym as long as this keeps up!
 

glitter&guns

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omg dead moles in your pool? I am NOT coming to your pool party! :eek:

Trust me, I am not thrilled with the arrangement. I STRONGLY considered draining the pool the first time I found one "not swimming" in the pool. I put enough bleach in to sanitize a small country. I totally had to have tough conversation with myself the first time in order to just get it out of the pool - even considered calling the local pool guys to come and get it out. Now I am OCD about checking every single morning because I don't want anything in there for any length of time. I am in a sub division but on larger lots and in the country, so we have a lot of wild life around. Thankfully because of my fencing the deer don't get back there. I pull out snakes far more often than anything else, but never a dead one.

When I posted here about it I was assured that lots of people deal with lots of animals in the pool - some alive and some dead. No one seemed to think that I should drain the pool and fill it with bleach and run straight bleach through it for 3 or 4 days - other than me. lol!
 

BoDarville

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I have no trees in the back yard and only one tree in the front, yet it amazes me how many leaves still make it into the pool. Spring is even worse with the pollen, bracts, and seed pods.
 

RangerBob

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I just want the skunks to stay away....there is a stock pond in our pasture - all wild animals and snakes should use that - leave the pool to the people and the dogs :) -Karen
 

glitter&guns

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Ranger bob - I had pine needles earlier but none of those get to the pool. I think I have this bad drop (which will go on for a couple of weeks I guess) and another one in the spring. I have an oak that hangs right over the tree and for some reason I will lose about half the leaves now and the other half about the time the tree starts to put out new growth. I think the pool creates a micro climate for that tree and confuses it. And it seems fair that the animals leave your pool alone! No tank on my property but I am only about 3/4 a mile from a lake - I would think that I would have less wildlife here than I do because they would stay closer to the lake, but no.

Sorry to say it but its a crime to let your pool get to this stage.:punkrock:
That pool was clean when I went to bed, and looked like that by 9 am. I had the pool running yesterday and had a timer set for every 5 minutes to go out and empty the skimmer basket. Sadly the baskets were filled up that fast from the wind blowing the leaves off the trees. It sounded like rain. I had the lawn guys clear leaves on Thurs, but by Friday afternoon it looked like I hadn't done a thing about leaves all year.

This is only my 2nd fall with the pool, but I keep thinking that it only lasts for a couple of weeks and then it is done. The windows on the back of the house all look out onto the pool and I just hate the idea of covering it (but I hate the idea a lot less when I am scooping leaves).
 

Divin Dave

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This is what I do. Just turn off the pump so dont have to worry about the pump sucking dry.

In a matter of a week or so, almost all the leaves are fallen, then I run my cleaner to get all the dirt off the bottom (those leaves are dirty!), and I'm right back to having a nice pool to look at.



Wouldn't it be easier and faster to just turn off the pump , let all the leaves fall off the tree and then rake them out with the leaf net?
 

pwrstrk

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That is a boat load of leaves ! I get leaves, but nothing like that. Me personally, I would be using a leaf net or covering it until those leaves were done. That's just me though. Not saying anybody's methods are wrong. 😎