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WILL
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vac troubles

Postby WILL » Sat 25 Aug, 2007 17:05

I vacumed our pool this morning and found that some of the fine parti cles were comming back into the pool through the return jet. Its a 24ft.round pool with about 16,000 gal. of water. The pool is 5yrs. old and never had this problem before. Please help


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Postby mr_clean » Sun 26 Aug, 2007 19:26

what kind of filter?

If sand filter, you can backwash and add some DE to it.
Whens the last time you checked & cleaned it?
changed sand?

If cartridge filter, clean it by soaking in cleaning chemical & rinse
You can add a little DE
Whens the last time cartridge was changed?

If DE filter, have you backwashed?
have you cleaned it?
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Postby WILL » Mon 27 Aug, 2007 18:33

Its a waterways sand filter. The sand was changed last year. Used filter cleaner in it this year. The Filter is about 5yrs. old. I backwashed it after I saw the particles comming from the jet.I set up the vacume again with the same results.
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Postby mr_clean » Fri 31 Aug, 2007 11:57

you can take apart and inspect sand for clumps and possible debris, also buy a small bag of DE powder and add a little which should help catch it.
chrisinspring

Postby chrisinspring » Fri 31 Aug, 2007 16:48

could be a broken lateral inside the filter, but you would always have sand leaking backinto the pool. Also, check the multiport gasket or push/pull valves orings.

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