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    Lots of fine debris after opening

    Title says it all. I've got lots of fine debris after opening. When I try to vacuum i lose auction after a few minutes. My main drain and skimmer tie into one pipe that goes to the pump. I ran a new pipe out and I'm having the skimmer replaced next week partly because it has some repair work done to it and also because I want to be able to isolate it from the main drain so I can vacuum with full auction. My question is this, is there a standalone pool vacuum that will pick up very fine debris. The po is a 20000 +/- gallon in ground gunite pool.

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    Re: Lots of fine debris after opening

    is there a standalone pool vacuum that will pick up very fine debris.
    Do you mean with it's own pump and filter? Yes, way up in the thousands of dollars.
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    Re: Lots of fine debris after opening

    I meant something that will use the suction from my skimmer ie. Pentair Kreepy Krauly. I definitely don't want to spend thousands!!!!
    20000 gal in ground gunite
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    Re: Lots of fine debris after opening

    Well most manual pool vacs work just fine with fine debris. I don't think we're on the same page, yet. Is your filter quickly clogging?
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    Re: Lots of fine debris after opening

    I don't know if its clogging but pressure raises after 10 minutes of vacuuming and I don't get very good suction because I don't have a way to block off the main drain yet.
    20000 gal in ground gunite
    Hayward s200 sand filter
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    Re: Lots of fine debris after opening

    The problem is your filter is being clogged. You may not see the debris but it is there and it is clogging your filter. That is a chemistry problem and not a filter issue. Can you post a set of test results?
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    Re: Lots of fine debris after opening

    I only have strips (brand new to pools and TFP) I will be ordering the tf100 this week. I tested this morning and everything was within recommended range on the strip but I know how you guys feel about those.
    20000 gal in ground gunite
    Hayward s200 sand filter
    Hayward 1.5up single speed pump

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    Re: Lots of fine debris after opening

    Just out of curiosity, how can chemistry affect suction? In trying to absorb as much information as possible.
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