More questions...is there a cut-off point for us newbies?
The flap door on the front of skimmers...why do some have it and some not...benefits?
When I vacuum I have to just plug my vac. into the intake hole under the skimmer basket...is there a way to adapt this so that I can leave my basket and skimmer sock in while I'm vacuuming? I'm wondering if the dead algae I'm vacuuming up is being recirculated back into my pool. I saw some thing at Canadian tire today to plug your vacuum into that looked like it sits over your skimmer basket...but I wasn't sure if this would work or if it's something for AGs etc.
Finally...for some reason I still have concerns that my filter is not working properly. For a while it was spewing out anything vacuumed up after less than 5 minutes of vacuuming. I did some major backwashing and rinsing, but since all I've been vacuuming up lately is dead algae I'm finding it hard to tell if the problem is really resolved. I replaced my pressure gauge this morning before asking this question as it seems that my pressure stays at 11 no matter what is happening...other than when I turn it off. I vacuumed 3 times since the last time I backwashed and my water is still pretty cloudy in the deep end and I'm vacuuming up large amounts of dead algae off the bottom each day. My pressure was at 11 before I vacuumed, after I vacuumed and then after backwash/rinse. Does this seem right.
Should I have made a new thread for each of these questions.
Sorry I know I have a lot of silly and simple questions but I'm just so grateful to finally have someone to ask them all