If you've opened your pool you may be thinking your backyard is now ready for you and your family to sit back, relax, and take in the summer sun! Unfortunately, the hard work is not quite over yet. While many pool owners believe that opening and closing their pool may be the tasks that require the most effort, the truth is that maintaining your pool water’s chemistry, especially during pollen season, can be a little stressful. Especially if you’re not sure what to do!
Your Pool and Spring Pollen
Spring Pollen and Pool Opening Season: A New Dynamic for Water Care
Over the past few pool seasons, we’ve noticed an increase in pool owners mentioning their water becoming cloudy, especially after they’ve just opened their pool. Some believe it may be the steps they took to open their pool whereas others have questioned and repeatedly tested their water chemistry. But truth be told, neither one of those two reasons is exactly why your pool water has suddenly become cloudy. The real reason is because of spring pollen.
The weather has changed, and now we’re finding that trees and plants are pollinating later into the spring, after pool opening season, causing an influx of pollen found in everyone’s pool. While this is not a matter to be incredibly concerned with, it does change the dynamic for taking care of your pool water. Luckily for you, our water care experts have a fool-proof way that will help you take care of this pesky problem!
When Does Spring Pollen Become an Issue?
You may be thinking to yourself, “but I haven’t found any pollen in my pool! Are we sure that’s the issue?” And the simple answer is yes! While you may not notice any pollen floating in your water, it doesn’t mean that it’s not there.
A quick way to see if pollen collection is an issue is to take a walk around your property. Do you notice any yellow or white pollen collecting on your patio furniture, pool deck, or fences? If so, then you may have a problem that needs to be addressed for your pool water.
As we mentioned before, pollen in your pool is not a major issue. However, it does drastically change and affect your water chemistry. So all the hard work that went into getting your pool crystal clear is affected, causing your pool to now look cloudy and uninviting.