I had constant problems last year with my pool. I always had air in my skimmer basket just before the pump and the sand filter did not work unless I added DE to it.
I am convinced that I just have the wrong set up.
I have a 20,000 gallon pool with two returns (one is 30 feet from the pump, the other is 15 feet from the pump), and one return (40 feet from the pump).
I am wondering what I could do to change the situation.
I have beent thinking about a new pump. I currently have a Hayward 1HP, 0.75KWS, ~3400 RPM pump and a Hayward sand filter set for 60GPM, 300lbs of sand, 3.14 feet squared of filter area.
Would it be possible to get a two speed or variable speed pump to use with this filter? Or do I have to have a certain flow rate to work with this sand filter?
I am also wondering if I should just get a whole new set up that is the right fit for my pool.
I would prefer to run the pump 24 hours a day and have that cycle through all 20,000 gallones 2 or 3 times a day.