Dirt coming from outlets ALL THE TIME

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djk
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My Pool: round 4m dia Pool
Marblelite
Sand Filter
Location: South Africa

Dirt coming from outlets ALL THE TIME

Postby djk » Mon 04 Feb, 2013 12:47

Hi All

I have just moved into a new house with a pool that was not maintained for many months.
When i first looked at the pool i thought that i would never get it clear. I have used a shock treatment and have run it for 48 hours.but the water stays cloudy.

When i turn the pump off it comes loverly and clear with dirt sitting on the bottom, so i vacuum it.

the next day a little less dirt on the bottom. i have been backwashing and rinsing everyday.

BUT everytime i turn on the pump it throws out dirt from the water out lets into the pool and i am back to square one again

PLEASE HELP a Novice

thanks


Denniswiseman
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My Pool: 10k inground fibreglass, Telescopic Cover, Hayward Powerline pump, Quality filter with glass media, 27kw output heat pump, K-2006C test kit
Location: United Kingdom

Dirt coming from outlets ALL THE TIME

Postby Denniswiseman » Sun 10 Feb, 2013 06:49

It could be your filter media, but try a clarifier first of all
It clogs the very fine particles together allowing them to be filtered out
djk
Pool Newbie
Pool Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon 04 Feb, 2013 12:35
My Pool: round 4m dia Pool
Marblelite
Sand Filter
Location: South Africa

Dirt coming from outlets ALL THE TIME

Postby djk » Tue 12 Feb, 2013 10:21

Perfect

after a couple of days running, ALL CLEAR :D
Denniswiseman
Swimming Pool Superstar
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Posts: 334
Joined: Tue 06 Sep, 2011 05:48
My Pool: 10k inground fibreglass, Telescopic Cover, Hayward Powerline pump, Quality filter with glass media, 27kw output heat pump, K-2006C test kit
Location: United Kingdom

Dirt coming from outlets ALL THE TIME

Postby Denniswiseman » Tue 12 Feb, 2013 11:33

That's great

Always try the simplest first

Some clarifier's recommend monthly use but I only use them when I get the same issue as you had

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