pool dust solved, A thanks will do!

Algae problems in swimming pool water.
Green (cloudy) water or slimy pool walls.
Black algae. Mustard algae. Pink or white pool mold.
law1120
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Postby law1120 » Tue 05 Jun, 2007 05:10

I've been fighting this problem since last season. I'm definately going to try this.


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Postby Debbiebe » Wed 06 Jun, 2007 07:41

O.K. here we go... I read somewhere a sand filter should be 3/4 full. ours requires 200 lb,which is not quite 1/2 full. Last night we added another 50 lb for a total of 250. I was also not aware that every time you open your large filter and small filter you have to lube your O rings. (lubing the O rings seals it better), we took the sock off and let it go full force last night, , Today there is less dirt on bottom and the flow in to the pool is like the first year we had it, strong flow. My neighbor took his filter apart and laterals were O>K> so we did not go through all that, I'm going to put the sock back on and be happy, for now.
For the person whose pipe does not extend out enough to hook a sock on it ,A House hold vacum extension bar may fit it perfect or a plumming pipe cut a few inches long, . I used some womens white socks that i did not like for me . theyre just tightly woven.
I talked to Recreation Warehouse and Leslies Last night, Had blank look on all their faces??? This is too common a problem. I was told to add some DE also everytime I back wash and that might help, but I should not have to do this, I also think a crack in the laterals might be some thing to it but right now I wan to float in my pool and relax and worry about it later. Deb
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Postby Debbiebe » Wed 06 Jun, 2007 07:58

Posted on: Wed 06 Jun, 2007 07:57 Subject:
O.k> i could not leave it alone, big storm last night I got in and Cleaned the pool this morning , I decided to leave the sock off all day, It seems adding more sand to the filter has solved my problem of pool dust there is none after 12 hours running the filter on high, as for my previous post. the sand filter I have calls for 200 lbs of sand which is not quite half full, we added another 50 lbs and the problem is gone, 3 years of searching for answers, yeaaaa!, try it you have nothing to loose...good luck
Katobow

Pool Dust

Postby Katobow » Tue 12 Jun, 2007 14:32

Yes, the sock totally works. One of mine finally broke so, low and behold, the dust returned. I'm going to try the extra sand, since it's not so expensive, and a little DE as suggested and see what happens. You wouldn't believe all the stuff these socks are catching. I've been dealing with this same problem and tearing my hair out for the last 3 years. I guess sand filters are only good for 3 years. And yes, I was also told this was yellow algea but treating it never helped; not a bit.
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Postby Debbiebe » Tue 12 Jun, 2007 19:55

My sand filter is 5 years old and running like a charm now that I added more sand, I have not added any DE. I reached in to the filter and before adding sand it was less than 1/2 full, it is now about 2/3 full and I swear no pool dust at all for 7 days, no more socks..... I threw them away..keeping my fingers crossed for you... :P
Tom E

Pool Dust

Postby Tom E » Thu 14 Jun, 2007 19:14

Pool Dust.
I hook up a water fountain to my return, that ended my pool dust.
I pick up the fountain at a local pool dealer for around $ 50.00.
I had a sand filter and I am using a DE filter now. I was still getting the poolbrown dust with the DE filter without the fountain hook up.
I am going to try the sock method. this has been going on for 3 years.
I will write back the results.
Tom E
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pool dust

Postby kstacey » Mon 16 Jul, 2007 19:21

I FEEL YOUR FRUSTRATION WITH "POOL DUST" OURS STARTED ABOUT 3 YEARS AGO - THE 1ST YEAR WASN'T TO BAD, LAST YEAR IT GOT A LITTLE WORST - WE THOUGHT I WAS OUR EARTH FILTER KICKING BACK EARTH...EVEN HAD SOMEONE COME OUT AND LOOK AT THE "POOL DUST" HMM...DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS, CHEMICALS PERFECT...WATER CRYSTAL CLEAR!!! MUST BE THE FILTER. HAD MAJOR PROBLEMS OVER THE WINTER (SEPERATE PROBLEM-MAIN DRAIN CRACKED AND ALMOST ALL THE WATER LEAKED OUT...FIXED CRACKED PIPE AND PER POOL SUPPLE CO. FILLED POOL UP..."DON'T WORRY ABOUT HOW GREEN IT IS...NO NEED TO DRAIN...JUST SPEND HUNDREDS OF $$$$'S TO GET IT CLEAR. ANY WAY POOL IS NOW CLEAR - PERFECT CHEMICALS AS I STATED BUT GUESS WHAT...POOL DUST AS YOU CALL IT IS BACK - EVEN WITH THE NEW FILTER, IN FACT IT SEEMS WORST. TRIED SOCK...AFTER A FEW DAYS RETURN WATER PRESSUER IS SO GREAT IT BLOWS A HOLE IN THE SOCK. WE HAVE TRIED VACCUMING SLOWLY, USED AN AUTOMATIC VAC. WHILPOOL AND TURN MAIN DRAIN ON. LOOKS GREAT FOR ABOUT A HALF HOUR THEN WHEN WATER SETTLES..."BROWN DUST"!!!!! I AM GOING CRAZY!!!! THINKING OF JUST DRAINING THE POOL NEXT SEASON AND JUST STARTING OVER???? OFFERED TO PAY POOL SUPPLY STORE TO COME OUT AND LOOK AT PROBLEM...NO ONE MAKES HOUSE CALLS. DO I SOUND FRUSTRATED??? THAT SEEMS LIKE SUCH A SMALL WORD FOR THE CRAZY PERSON THIS POOL IS TURNING ME INTO!!! SOMEONE H E L P!!!!!!
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Postby pk4217 » Mon 16 Jul, 2007 22:03

"BROWN DUST"? are you guys using zeolite in brown color? I replaced zeolite(in green) for few customers since last year, all worked great and none of them had this problem.

according to my supplier, if you're replacing silica sand with zeolite, don't replace all the silica sand, left about 1/3 of the old silica sand in the bottom of the filter to cover the laterals and preventing the smaller zeolite entering the pool through the laterals. or you might get new set of laterals that is fine enough to support zeolite. same goes with new filter if it's not design for zeolite.

sand filter should only be filled to about 3/4 full, leaving space on top of it for trapped particles and backwash purpose. and after every few years(depends on how frequent you need to backwash it), you'll lost some filter media(sand or zeolite) due to backwashing, so you'll need to fill it up to about 3/4 full. I had just helped a new customer who had about 1/3 of the sand left in the filter after just 4 years, and it turned out he had a bigger pump for the filter, and every backwashing will push a lot of sand out of the filter.

after filling in the zeolite, you need to backwash and rinse it few times to remove the dust before setting to filter.
Guest

vacuum fine particles to waste

Postby Guest » Wed 25 Jul, 2007 10:32

I noticed that when I get those lovely piles of brownish powdery substance all around my pool what I have to do is fill the pool very high and while still filling it vacuum to waste, this will get alot of the stuff out without having to go thru the filter. When you are done, you will see a difference but because you will be shaking things up in the pool, after things settle again, you might have to do this one or 2 more times.
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pool dust solved, A thanks will do!

Postby markswz1 » Thu 29 Mar, 2012 12:28

Lol !! ??I tried Condom ..it works fine ...

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