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    Dirt in Pool

    I have a new pool that has always had sand in the pool. No I dont have a sand filter. I have spent tons of time brushing the pool to the main drain. Atleast 40min to 1 hr a day. the pool still looks like nothing was done to it. Today I put some goggles on and place a piece of grass over the main drain and all the grass did was float to the top. Is this normal for new pools?
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    Re: Dirt in Pool

    There won't be a really noticable suction on the main drain. You might try turning your skimmer off (assuming they are plumbed separately) to see if flow increases.

    You might try washing your deck. Usually a lot of sand from the new concrete unless it's been sealed.

    Are you vacuuming the pool?
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    Re: Dirt in Pool

    What do you mean washing the deck? As for vacuum I have a polaris that I changed the amount of running time. It normally only runs 3 hours a day and I changed it to 6 hours. I just want to get the dirt out.
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    Re: Dirt in Pool

    I know what you mean wash the deck now. Just spray off the deck to get rid of dirt. My bad. I thought it was another term or something.
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    Re: Dirt in Pool

    Are you sure the drain even has any circulation? My skimmer was missing a diverter, so nothing was moving. Now I have a diverter and it's adjusted just-so and if I have the occasional bit of debris in the bottom I can push it towards the drain and watch it get pulled in. It usually has to be right on the cover to go down, but I know I'm not that good a shot! It's getting sucked in.
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    Re: Dirt in Pool

    My drains are ran to one of my skimmers(not sure which one). One of my skimmers though has a lot of dirt in it. I am going to get in contact with my builder.
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