This guy! I did hardly any research!
I bought this pump because it was a deal, it had better efficiency than what I had before, and a higher flowrate.
I recently came back to a green pool after vacation so i slammed it and killed the algae, no issues!
Pump ran for a full week with no clearing of the pool I'd backwash when needed but no clearer. Checked for CC.. NONE
So I thought, I'll check out the sand. Pulled the multivalve out and found NASTY sand with clumps of who knows what..
saw that pool sand was on sale at Lowes and cleaned and refilled with what I thought was the correct amount based on what came out. I'd try to read the label. But really check this label out.. 2013-06-29 19.30.10.jpg
So I added 150lbs and called it a day and thought.. 24 hours and I should be BLUE BLUE!!! NOPE
So then I noticed that there is a slight leak in the body of the sand filter.
Wishing I had a picture of the equipment pad for reference.
So I started looking at getting a new filter.
I estimate that I have 30' of head so that puts me at needing a filter with a GPM of 100. Now I know that 1.5 pipes won't even support near that much from reading on here... so I am really at a loss.
I am not not adverse to trying a different type of filter but I certainly need some advice. I think the leak is rather slow right now but I don't know that I am doing much more than marginal circulation. maybe I didn't add enough sand but either way I'll need a new filter..
Let the suggestions fly!