Pollen in the Pool?
Allergy season is in full swing. Do you have pollen in the pool?
If the answer is yes, this article is for you. The last thing you want to deal with when swimming, playing, or relaxing in your pool is pollen. Even if you don’t suffer from seasonal allergies, you want to keep it out of your pool.
What is Pollen?
According to the dictionary, it’s “a fine powdery substance, typically yellow, consisting of microscopic grains discharged from the male part of a flower or from a male cone. Each grain contains a male gamete that can fertilize the female ovule, to which pollen is transported by the wind, insects, or other animals.”
Control Pollen in Your Pool
Pollen can cause problems in your pool, and if you’d like to get rid of it or prevent problems from creeping up, here’s how:
- Run your filtration system through the entire season.
- Clean or backwash your filters regularly. Check to see if they’re catching pollen.’
- Brush your pool regularly.
- Vacuum if needed.
- Attach a fine mesh (think pantyhose or cheesecloth) to your skimmer.
- Use a binding clarifier to bind fine particles your net or skimmer can’t catch.
- Clean the pollen from the surface of the water.
- Shock the pool with chemicals from Ultra Modern. This kills any microorganism that is living on the pollen.
- After shocking, skim and filter your pool water.
- Stop by or give us a call, and we can help with bigger problems.
We’ve got the chemicals you need to keep your pool in great shape all season long. Stop by with a sample of your water and let us test it for you for free. We’ll give you a computerized report of what your pool needs (or doesn’t need)!
Need help? Contact us today!