How to Get Rid of Pollen In Pool? And like anyone who has to deal with allergies, pool owners must take a few extra steps to fight pollen in their pools.
Especially during those heavier pollen times, during the spring and summer months, and there are five ways to
remove pollen from your pools.
Check it out.
Before you begin your cleaning process you needed to make sure that you’re actually dealing with pollen, because there are some varieties of algae that look a lot like pollen, and even could be sand in your pool looks like pollen.
So for example, yellow mustard algae have this light yellowish green look just like pollen, the difference is where it actually collects in your pool.
Remember pollen will float on the top of your pool, whereas algae on the other hand will often stick to the sides and even appear at the bottom of the pool and won’t be easily filtered by your pool’s filtration system.
If it’s floating on the top of your pool and you notice that some are picked up by your pool’s filtration system, well then chances are you probably have pool pollen.
So if you have a pollen problem, then your pool’s filtration system is your best defense against pollen floating on top of your pool, and here’s a thing, the filter system is going to pick up some of the pollen and as it picks up pollen you’re gonna see the pressure in your tank, in your filter tank go up, and your first instinct might be to backwash it but I would let your filter system build-up that pressure.
So if you’re running, there’s no pollen in your pool, and let’s say you’re running at about 12 pounds of pressure in your tank, you’re gonna look at your pressure gauge if that’s working and that’s fine.
Then you start getting pollen in your pool and then the pressure starts to go up maybe it goes up to 20 pounds of pressure, you’re still okay, you wanna let it go 10 pounds over your normal running pressure.
So if it’s, if you’re operating normally at 12 pounds per pressure, when it gets to 22 pounds of pressure, then you can backwash it.
Now the reason that you have this 10 pounds of pressure buffer, is because the more pollen that’s gonna collect in the filter, that pollen is adding more media, more filtering power to your filter which will actually help pick up even smaller particles.
So let the filter system do its job let it collect, and let that collection of debris and pollen help to collect more debris and pollen.
Every morning and maybe in the afternoon as well, you wanna take a skimmer with a very fine mesh head attached to it and run it through the water, pick up any pollen that has collected there overnight, and you may have to repeat this process more than once a day during heavy pollen times in your area.
If you’re surrounded by a bunch of trees, then you may have a lot of pollen to deal with.
A regular skimmer net probably won’t do the trick you’ll need a special attachment in a very fine mesh skimmer net to trap that pollen.
Now some pollen in your pool is simply too small for anything to pick up and will even pass through your filter system as if it wasn’t even there.
So to get rid of this pollen, add aluminum sulfate to your water and this will bind the pollen causing it to clump together and making it easy for either your pool’s filter system or you to remove it, and when you’re battling pollen it’s a good idea to give the pool a shock before you go to bed one evening.
This will kill anything that has decided your pool is a good place to call home simply because of the pollen that is floating around the water.
So the next morning, filter the water using your filtration system, you give it another good skim to get rid of anything leftover in the water.
But sometimes a simple skimming won’t do the trick if the pollen is especially heavy in your area and you actually may have
to vacuum the pool manually, and I would use this as a last resort as this will cost both your electric and water bills to go up as you use more electricity to vacuum and remove more water during that process that’ll have to be replaced.
That’s how you get rid of pollen from your pool.
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