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    Jun 2016
    Ozark, MO

    Question about vacuuming

    I'm in the middle of a SLAM and as the water started to clear up I'm seeing a large pile of what appears to be sand from my old filter (since replaced) and dead algae piled up in the center of the pool. I have a round pool so it appears like it was spiraled around from the circulation of the water and just piled up in the middle. Anyway I'm going to have to get that junk out, however I'm concerned about attempting to vacuum all that stuff, won't it clog my pump up? I mean with the pump basket in the basket will just get full in a matter of seconds. Any suggestions on what equipment to use to clean that junk out.

    Btw I'm pretty sure there isn't much organic in there my CC level has been below .75 and .5 and I didn't lose any chlorine overnight
    Pool Size: Round AG 18500 Gallons(27' x 52'' Deep)
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    Jan 2012
    'burbs of Augusta, Georgia

    Re: Question about vacuuming

    Can you vacuum to waste? That would bypass the filter altogether.

    How about getting a leaf canister on the pole between the vac head and the skimmer basket.
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