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    Overload of Debris in Pool

    I am helping my neighbor get his pool back opened after it has been closed for over two years. After slamming the pool for over a week, the water is crystal clear but a thick sediment has dropped to the bottom. It would be really easy if we could pump this stuff off the bottom of the pool without running it through the filter. Every time we turn his pump on it just stirs it up and makes the water cloudy. His pool pump is piped so that we cannot just bypass the filter and pump to the ground. Does anybody have any suggestions on where I can get a separate pump to vacuum out this debris? I thought it would be easy to find one but it is not really........any help?
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    Re: Overload of Debris in Pool

    see if you can find an above ground intex cartridge pump on sale locally, take the filter out, connect up the vacuum to it and put the other end outside the pool

    this may work Ben Goslet water pump wet set pool pump
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    Re: Overload of Debris in Pool

    Duct tape the vacuum hose to a shop vac.
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    Re: Overload of Debris in Pool

    plumb a 3 way jandy valve at the pump return, then you can turn the valve, and stop the flow return to the filter, or allow the pump to vac to waste, a back wash hose can be connected to the stub pipe off the new 3 way, this is a clever way to bypass the filter, picture a 3 way that is like a "T" the left arm goes to the filter, the right arm has a 6''-12'' piece of pvc pipe glued to it, and the center goes to the pump, we would do this sometimes on pools for customers that are struggling with being new to pool ownership & maintenance issues and had green pools a lot,

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    Re: Overload of Debris in Pool

    Great tips and ideas! Thank you. Went with using a wet/dry vac and sucking up the gook. Worked very well but was somewhat tedious.
    16,000 gallon Oval Vinyl Liner Pool (new liner 2014)
    Custom built in 1999 to be half in-ground and half out (sloped yard) vermiculite bottom, laser sighted to Florida Room and Deck
    Purex Triton Model cc100 Cartridge Filter, 100 gpm flow rate, Penfair 1HP Pump
    TF-100 Test Kit

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