Do maple leaves and seeds affect pH?

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Do maple leaves and seeds affect pH?

Postby JPlunket » Fri 23 Oct, 2009 20:59

My pH is increasing more frequently as the season turns --which is associated with moderate leaf fall, particularly from a maple, including its whirligig seeds. None stay in the pool, other than overnight, though some do accumulate in the pre-pump trap.

Could this cause pH increase?

Any other potential cause?

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Do maple leaves and seeds affect pH?

Postby Pool Clown » Fri 23 Oct, 2009 23:02

Not sure about those leaves, But my dads pool never needed acid as he had four giant pine trees around the pool which kept a layer of pine needles on the surface. Geez i hated cleaning that pool! I'm glad he sold that place and moved up to a lake! Or would that be upgraded to a lake?
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