Long time reader, first time poster.....
We have an INTEX above ground pool - one of the big ones. 32' x 16' x 52" -- this is our third season with it. We seem to have figured out most of our problems but have one remaining -- the circulation of the factory pool inlet and return just don't seem to be satisfactory. (There's just one return about 1/3 away from the end of the pool.) On the side of the pool where the return is, everything seems fine, except the far corner. However, on the other end of the pool, we have a pretty massive build-up of gunk on the bottom of the pool.
So, my question - is there some way to improve circulation? We did replace the stock cartridge filter and pump with a 3/4 HP 2800GPH sand filter, which really improved the water flow. Perhaps it's just not enough?
I was wondering if there's some sort of water or air circulation gadget of some kind that could be added to the other side of the pool, even if just while not in use, to keep the water moving around a bit? Maybe I just need to get a robot?
Your thoughts are welcomed. Thank you to those who have posted so many great tips about pool care in the past - the information has been very useful.