Josh from west valley Phoenix Arizona. Just closed on our first house and it was built in 2004. I'm assuming the pool is the same age.
cliffs: I'm having trouble getting my automatic vacuum to work and I believe it is because I have an air leak on the suction side causing the skimmer to not have enough suction.
7/2/16: Click here for update #1
7/4/16: Click here for update #2 (pump issues gone! swimming time?)
- Pool Size in Gallons: No clue, I'll watch a video and try and figure out how to derive this.
- In-ground pool, pebble (I think, it looks like pebbles).
- Salt water pool
- Triton 2 sand filter according to the label.
- Not sure what brand pump, it's 1.5 hp, included pictures/videos.
- Filling pool from hose if necessary.
- Also have above ground spa.
- Purchased mx-8 elite automatic vacuum.
Water description: Looks cloudy with dirty all over. Automatic vacuum when running you can see the path.
Closed on a house two days ago. Pool was pretty messy, there was bird feces everywhere around the ramp/beach entrance. According to the timer it was being ran for four hours a night. I started off watching some youtube videos to see how I could begin to clean it up. Figured I needed a vacuum (house didn't come with one apparently) among other chemicals.
I took some water to Leslie's and had them test it. I've since purchased:
sand filter revitalizer
mx-8 elite vacuum
I don't really want to buy anything else there anymore. Especially not after finding out many of these chemicals are available with cheaper labels.
After purchasing the mx-8 vacuum I got it moving around a bit but it stops moving. Based off my troubleshooting I believe there is an air leak on the suction side. I ran the hose over all the joints near the pump but that did not seem to change the pumps behavior. I'm attaching some pictures and videos.
Please help! It's really hot here and we want to move our things into the new house. It would be nice to be able to jump into this pool as we're moving stuff.
Josh and family
Pump video 1: 20160701 151810 - vidme
Pump video 2: 20160701 152243 - vidme narrated!
Pool overview: 20160701 152037 - vidme
Picture album: Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
edit: i'll include the water test once i'm back to the house. I left the paper there.
edit2: When I have the pump intake valve half-way between skimmer and main-valve there was a drastic reduction in the amount of agitation/air in the pump water?