Stuff floating on top


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Aug 22, 2007
Powhatan VA
Does anyone know what this stuff floating on top is ? The picture actually highlights the stuff a little too much, it is actually kind of translucent. It has been appearing every day for a week. The skimmer gets it all in about 3 hours. Not causing a problem that I can see, just curious. :?:



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As always, thanks for the help.



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Feb 23, 2008
Argyle, TX
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Yep, looks like tree stuff. We have a couple of wax myrtles and they hang over one side of the pool. I must pull 5 pounds of leaves out of the skimmer every afternoon.


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Jul 15, 2007
Eastern Pennsylvania
We have it here in PA as well. It comes riding in on the wind and seems to be magically attracted to the pool surface.

My PoolSkim catches most of it when the pump runs during the night. Inside the catcher sock it compresses and somehow the water chemistry (or something) turns it sand colour, and looks like brittle cotton fabric when I clean it out.

This too shall pass. Next up: Japanese beetles by the thousands, o joy!

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