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Thread: Used flocculant with no "Waste" option . . . . help?

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    Phoenix, AZ

    Used flocculant with no "Waste" option . . . . help?

    My pool filter is a two option stem valve: circulate & backwash.

    After repairing my filter and getting algae problem fixed, there was a lot of cloudiness. Chemicals were all balanced.

    Flocced my pool based on some advice by pool guy. Worked great. Pool was clear and floc was at the bottom. Here's where the problem begins:.

    My pool has jets that turn on to circulate the water. I can't vacuum without those jets turning on. When the jets turn on, they disturb the floc and I cannot vacuum.

    I cannot vacuum and backwash and have no waste option.

    How can I remove the floc from my pool? Any thoughts or suggestions?
    ~15,000 Gallon, Kidney Shaped, IG Plaster Pool (unsure of when built)
    Hayward S311SXV Pro-Series 30" w/2-inch slide valve - 1.65 HP Pool Pump
    Taylor K2006 Test Kit

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    Central Minnesota

    Re: Used flocculant with no "Waste" option . . . . help?

    What type of jets to you have? Wall jets? Floor jets? If you can, turn the jets away from the floor to avoid disturbing the settled floc. If you can't redirect all the jets to limit disturbance, can you plug some of them?
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    Re: Used flocculant with no "Waste" option . . . . help?

    Maybe pick up one of those garden hose vacuum cleaners.

    Guess you found another reason we almost never suggest floc.
    Bob - Palm Beach by San Juan Pools. approx 5000 gals Pentair 320 cartridge filter (all new guts installed by me) Goldline SWG Intermec 104 TImer Test kit K-2006-C

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