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Thread: Summer pool shut down for 3 weeks, this is what happens.

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    Jun 2007
    Eastern NC

    Summer pool shut down for 3 weeks, this is what happens.

    Just wanted to show all what happens when a pool in eastern NC shuts down for three weeks. I got my hands full. The filter needs back washed about every 30 minutes. It goes up 10psi in that short of time. I'm beginning to think D.E. filters are not worth it. Going through a ton of D.E. and Bleach. PH was so high when I started it called for a gallon of Acid. Took seven drops to bring it back to the 7.2 range.

    24k IG Vinyl D.E. Filter, SWG

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    Jul 2009
    Houston, Texas

    Re: Summer pool shut down for 3 weeks, this is what happens.

    That's about how mine looked before starting the BBB system. I also have a DE filter. When your pool is that dirty it takes a lot of filter cleaning to get all the algae out. The skimmer socks helped to keep a good portion of the scum from getting into the filter, but you have to stay on top of it and clean and change the socks frequently. My sister has an identical AGP to mine except they put a sand filter on theirs. She also had recurrent algae problems this year only they are still doing the pool store thing. She has very cloudy water and they have cleaned and replaced the sand trying to clear it up. I'm hoping she'll be inspired to change pool care systems when she sees my pool! Keep at it! It will be wonderful again soon!

    EDIT: Are you opening up the filter and hosing off the grids to clean it? That's what I was doing with mine since the bump and drain method didn't help much.
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    Jul 2008
    Evansville, Indiana

    Re: Summer pool shut down for 3 weeks, this is what happens.

    A day or two after I "opened" my pool my pump blew up. Not only was I without a pump for a week, I hadn't even gotten the pool cleaned up from all the **** that fell into it off the cover. By the time I installed my new pump, it looked like King Kong had used my pool for a toilet.
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