I have a problem...We just completed our new swimming pool but on our lot and my neihbors just behind us, we have 3 40+ft tall Crepe Myrtles. I have never liked them but they do look nice....until we finished the pool. The flowers are so small that they go right thru the skimmer and clog up the pump. Our pool company has been out twice in the last month and if we keep this up our pool pump will burn up. Rather than cut down the trees is there any suggestions on how to limit the amount of blooms on these trees? I would love to "sterilize" these trees and prevent them from blooming. If all else fails they will have to come down and I will replace them with something more "pool friendly". My neighbor just moved in about 1 year ago and he does not like them that much anyway.