Hi, New member and I will introduce myself in the "skimmer" section after this post. It enough to say that right now I have a huge mess.
I purchased a foreclosed home with a swimming pool that has not been maintained. I had a pool expert come out and inspect the equipment a few weeks ago and he said the equipment was in good working order. It is about 15K gallons and uses a sand filter with zeolite.
The pool is brackish green and rather gross so I have that to deal with that and I look forward to learning about the cheaper, grocery store, products I can use to keep it up once I get it running. This leads me to my problem and the reason I am here seeking advice.
I can not get the pool to circulate. I have seen it running and I have a bit of experience with pools but not much. When I flip the switch the motor comes on but thats it!
There is a secondary basket right before the impeller and I have been able to take the lid off of this, turn on a hose, and start a back wash cycle. This works and cause the backwash to occur. However I can not get anything to happen with out the hose "forcing" water into the impeller.
What should I do next? Let me know if you need any clarification on the process or the equipment and thanks in advance for any help.