Texas Spring Pool Floor "dirty"


Bronze Supporter
Oct 7, 2020
Leander, Texas
Hey y'all, Springtime in Texas means tree droppings everywhere...including our pool. We have large oaks that overhang the pool. It's nice in the summer but a huge pain in the Rear in Fall and Spring.

The bottom of our pool is very "dirty" and also has little areas of tree droppings in the corners. I can tell it's dirty because I can see where the vacuum has gone.

Any advice on how to keep this from happening during Texas Springtime? Should I run the vacuum more? My baskets are pulling water and my cartridge filter is at 20 (so not time to clean it...I don't think?) I have a variable speed pump... I haven't touched the settings since we bought the house last July. I have automatic timers that turn the cleaner pump on and filter pump on from noon to 6pm every day.

Thanks! I have brushed the bottom to "mix it up"

Side note: Our pool guy hasn't come in 3 weeks. I'm about to switch companies. No idea why...he just stopped showing up. So I'm sure it needs chemicals ASAP. Finding someone new tomorrow. Maybe that is why?


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40