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    Constant Vaccuming

    Im the guy with alot of trees (mainly tall pines) around my pool.I started a topic about tiny debris being able to
    get through my skimmer basket and pump basket. I used a knee high in my skimmer for about a week and it seemed
    to work fine,when checked often.Its a little difficult cleaning and cannot rely on wife and kids to clean while Im
    away because they dont like all the bugs getting caught in the hoseiry. ANYWAY... my question is, is it normal
    to constantly have debris in the bottom of my pool the day after I vacuum? it appears to be coming out of my
    filter and not something that just falls to the surface and sinks. Thanx
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    Re: Constant Vaccuming

    To check if it's coming out of the filter hold a sock over the return and see if it catches any.
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    Re: Constant Vaccuming

    I guess that would work,but It takes hours for this to occur. is it possible this stuff is able to make its way
    completely through the filter? If so does this mean my filter sand would need to be changed? It hasnt even seen
    two full seasons yet.
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    Re: Constant Vaccuming

    We get fresh debris in the pool most days, but not every day.

    If you tie a stocking over the return, you can leave it for hours or days and then check it to see if anything is getting through the filter (hopefully not).
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