I'm new to pools. I have an 27 foot above ground pool.
Has a sand filter. The pool is pretty dirty, so I have been trying to run the pump to clean it up a bit before shock. ( We currently are renovating and not living in the home).
SO as I said pool has leaves, lots dirt on the bottom. I did a lot of direct vacuum to waste out. But than I leave it filtering all the other debris. I tend to backwash every 2 hours.
My question in this. I left it filtering for 3-4 hours and went to a store. When I can back the water circulation was so low. So I back-washed filter, and it all cleaned up.
I worry that next time I want to leave filter on for 8 hours before back washing. Will I break my pump if it does dry because sand filter will get clogged?