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    Slow Pool pump situation

    Hello all,
    My pool pump seems to pump (with force) for about an hour and then afterwards barely moves the water. I feel like i'm wasting electricity because I leave it on all day and night and nothing is really happening. You can hear it, but don't see any movement(or very little) does it make sense to keep it on while I await the test kit?


    A few things:
    The Pressure thingy is reading almost 20...is that too high/low?
    I have D.E., but i don't know how much to put in after backwashing
    Do I need to open the filter and hose it down?(can that be even done)
    I have switched it off, and regenerated it as per the instructions but that only works for a short period.


    Your thoughts!
    Intex Ultra Frame 18 ft round 48 in deep and 7,600 gallons, Above Ground pool surface vinyl, Hayward Perflex® Extended-Cycle D.E pump & filter.

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    Re: Slow Pool pump situation

    Have you tried the bump handle? The description is in the manual along with how to clean the filter and add DE:

    https://www.hayward-pool.com/pdf/man...C65A-EC75A.pdf
    Mark
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    Re: Slow Pool pump situation

    Hi Mark,
    I've tried the bump handle a few times and it works for a short time then it goes back to pumping slowly. I have turned it off and I think i'm going to attempt to open it tomorrow afternoon and wash the filter off. Should I be leaving it on?

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985 View Post
    Have you tried the bump handle? The description is in the manual along with how to clean the filter and add DE:

    https://www.hayward-pool.com/pdf/man...C65A-EC75A.pdf
    Intex Ultra Frame 18 ft round 48 in deep and 7,600 gallons, Above Ground pool surface vinyl, Hayward Perflex® Extended-Cycle D.E pump & filter.

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    Re: Slow Pool pump situation

    As long as you have enough FC in the pool, you can leave the pump off. That's all that really matters.

    But there are cleaning instruction you should follow in the manual.
    Mark
    Hydraulics 101; Pump Ed 101; Pump/Pool Spreadsheets; Pump Run Time Study; DIY Acid Dosing; DIY Cover Roller
    18'x36' 20k plaster, MaxFlo SP2303VSP, Aqualogic PS8 SWCG, 420 sq-ft Cartridge, Solar, 6 jet spa, 1 HP jet pump, 400k BTU NG Heater

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