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lots of dirt in my pool

Postby poolone » Thu 12 Feb, 2009 19:39

hi all

there is a lot of dirt mixed with dead leaves sitting on the bottom of my pool (26k gal)

It's a kind of whiteish, sticky dirt,

I have tried to run filter but it gets clogged after a few hours.
I have tried to vacuum leaves but that creates a cloud i cant see enything in the bottom anymore.
How can i vacuum the bottom now?

Should i perhaps disconnect the filter tank from the pump and run the cleanin hose with the pump dumping the dirty water somewhere?

Help please!

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Re: lots of dirt in my pool

Postby pooldude » Wed 25 Feb, 2009 08:09

try vacuum to waste
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lots of dirt in my pool

Postby Larry » Mon 02 Mar, 2009 05:45

Get as much of the solids out with a leaf skimmer net as possible.
Slooowly vacuum to waste. Wait for the cloudiness to dissipate and repeat. It may take days.

If you're in a hurry to use your pool you could add some chemicals to speed things up, but it could get costly.

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