It is springtime and pollen is everywhere. In the air. On your car. Your eyes may itch. You may sneeze a lot. Then, you notice it is even in your swimming pool. The good news is that pollen in your swimming pool will not make your allergies any worse. But, you don’t want to just leave the pollen there.
You look out and you see a gross yellow coating on top of your pool. You may think getting rid of the pollen is difficult or impossible. In reality, you can get rid of it, or at least minimize its presence until pollen season is over.
Methods to Use to Rid Your Pool of Pollen
Some ways to reduce the pollen in your swimming pool include:
- Clean the filter more often. During pollen season, you should probably clean your filter every seven to 10 days in order to keep it from getting clogged.
- Get a filter saver, which is a sock that goes in the skimmer basket. It helps catch the really fine pollen. You can also use scum animals in the skimmer that will attract the pollen.
- Make sure your skimmer weir is working properly.
- Increase pump run time.
- If you have a robotic cleaner, it will clean the water line for you, but you will need to backwash more often to keep it from clogging up the filter.
- Add more chemicals. The pollen that does go into the water uses up more of the chlorine since there are more things to clean. Pollen clings to aluminum sulfate that you may want to add to the water.
- You may need to vacuum the pool between service visits.
Anchor Pools and Spas wants to help you to have a great summer. We have been South Carolina’s premiere pool company for more than 40 years. Our service technicians are able to provide advice and help you with your pool pollen problem. Contact us online or by telephone. Our number in Seneca is 864.882.8311. Our Easley number is 864.855.1281.