Hello to everyone,
I have been finding info from this site consistently that has aided in my (mostly) successful pool opening, so I want to say thank you to all who have contributed to this site already!
I now have a sparkling clear pool that is extremely inviting, except for one small problem. The last few times I have vacuumed, I have done so in the evening and when I went back in the house all was perfect. However, each time I would come out in the morning I have found that much of the sand I have vacuumed is back in the pool. At first I thought this was due to user error, but the only sand deposits seem to be located right where the water jets would have shot them back in. I also vacuum extremely slowly to make sure that I'm not simply dispersing sand by going too quickly. After perusing advice on these forums, I found a generally accepted idea that I should try vacuuming to waste, then switching to backwash for a couple minutes, then moving to rinse for approx. one minute. The last time I vacuumed I followed this series of steps only to find the same result the following morning. I am thinking it is likely something wrong with the sand filter, but before I skip straight to calling for a pool guy (they're either overpriced here or overpriced in general) I'd like to hear if anyone has any tips on other potential causes/solutions.
On a side note, I have never owned a pool and this is my first season opening it up. I did look back at the pictures on Zillow of the pool (during the
For Sale window they had a pool guy performing weekly maintenance) and actually noticed some sand in the same areas. So maybe this has been an issue for some time. I have not peeked into the sand filter, nor do I want to take that step and risk screwing something up before finding out from the folks here if you feel it may be something else entirely. Thank you all in advance for any advice/recommendations you may have!