Hi everyone, new member here, still trying to figure out pool maintenance with my used Splash pool We bought this pool used and set it up and I'm still learning about pool maintenance.
I was bad this year and didnt winterize the pool over the winter. We had some freezing temps, nothing out of the ordinary for the pacific Northwest. Time to clean out the pool of all the green muck and get it running again.
The pool has been sitting over the winter and spring and Im trying to clean the water now and get it refilled and running. The pump seems to be running smoothly but Ive noticed that the filter pressure gauge is reading quite high, around 50lbs. I backwashed some but it didnt seem to lower the pressure. The pressure was never this high last fall, only when I turned it on this week was the pressure this high. Im wondering if any or all are possible:
- Gauge is broken (can these go bad over the winter?)
Tank is pressurized and needs to be opened (will this relieve pressure in the tank?)
Zeobrite media is clogged and needs to be cleaned
Algae grew in the filter tank and clogged itself up
Im tempted to just get a new gauge and new sand media and just start over... but if there's a way to fix the problem cheaper/faster, that would be great. Thanks for any advice!