I'm a brand new pool owner on my own in the wilds of rural Hawai'i. I assembled and plumbed it myself, after having scoured forums like this one for info. I could really use some patient guidance on a couple of questions.
Specifics: Above ground pool. 3,500 gal. 12'round, 52" deep. Vinyl liner. Waterway Supreme Hi-Flo 48 frame pump. (whatever that means) SWG Sand filter with Zeobrite.
- Pressure gauge on the multi-port never moves, even though I'm getting circulation. No obvious hissing or bubbling that would indicate an air leak.
Pump seems to be working, I primed it as directed and I can hear water moving and can see water moving at the return port. It it common for the return to "burp" bubbles periodically?
Per instructions, I backwashed the Zeo in the filter before circulating water through the pool. I think I'm seeing sediment, though--white cloudiness comes out of the return when I start the pump that doesn't want to clear up. I don't think it is a chemical or biological issue, but I could be wrong. All levels are testing within normal ranges on the little colored test strips. At the moment, all I have added is pool salt.
Thanks for any advice you can give.