Intex 16'x48" AGP, old Intex SWCG, new Intex 1500 gph cartridge pump. VEEERRRRYYYY slowly getting this 5-year swamp cleaned up, many challenges along the way.
At this point, pump is running 24/7 with NO filter, other than a sock in the skimmer to keep the big stuff out of the pump. Water is pretty much clear, no green anywhere! Filters aren't being used as they just clog in a matter of minutes due to the following problem.
There is very fine matter on the pool floor that is causing me to lose sleep. It's decayed leaves I believe. We've scooped all we can with a leaf rake, tried vacuuming with a pressure-side vacuum with a pillow case instead of the mesh bag, a shop vac, etc. The stuff is so fine, it just clouds the water, and settles back to the bottom in a few hours. I'm stumped.
Is it time to try flocculant or clarifier? I'm thinking with floc, I could vacuum it up once the coagulated pieces were large enough. I know it's frowned upon here, but I'm desperate - I'd like to use the pool SOMETIME this summer!
Thanks in advance
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