Normal dirt--chlorine usage?


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Apr 17, 2010
East Texas
I'm wondering if just having normal dirt or grass clippings and such from just getting in and out of the pool affects chlorine usage in between vacuuming times--say once a week. I guess you could include in this small dead bugs, small leaves and the like the skimmer doesn't catch. If it does, is it on par with kiddie accidents and the like? Thanks for your thoughts.


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Apr 4, 2009
Hi Woody...the less organic matter the better, but that said your typical leaves/bugs will not affect your usage as dramatically as pee in the pool. It has a slight effect, but not much. As long as you keep your FC up, you will be fine.

I see Jason neat me to it....ditto