Have an ABG pool. 24' diameter, 14,000 gallons vinyl liner. I use a aquatrol swg on it and a 26" sand filter. 1 1/2" piping all around.
About a month ago I switched out my pump. It was an 2 1/2 hp unknown 2 speed brand that was beginning to make horrible noises. I boutht an Aquaflo 3/4 hp 2 speed. I run the new pump around 18 hours a day now vs. maybe 6 hours for the old pump. It keeps the surface cleaner, plus saves electric $'s in the process.
The problem is, now my water quality has deteriorated vastly. When I run the vac, the water turns cloudy. If I don't vacuum for a while, the water eventually becomes clear, but then what was in the water settles out on the bottom. Once I run the vacuum again, it gets stirred up and everything is cloudy again.
What am I doing wrong? Why isn't my filter picking up this fine sediment? The only thing I changed out was my pump and I also replaced about 4 feet of flexible hose with PVC. (all still 1 1/2")