I recently set up our Intex 16" x 48" ultra frame pool on our patio. I am using the pump that came with the pool (1500 gph), auto skimmer, and the saltwater chlorine generator. The problem I am having is that I can not manage to clean what appears to be dirt or silt from the bottom of the pool. The water is clear, so I am assuming it is not algae (correct?) and we do have a lot of loose, sandy dirt in our yard I vacuum with the hose vacuum daily (came with the pool). I can tell the particles are too fine for the vacuum bag and go right through it. Then they settle back to the bottom again after a few hours. Last night I tried keeping the pool stirred up for a few hours in the hopes the particles would get filtered out, and this morning there they are. Before I go out and buy new equipment, I am hoping for some advice.
Is this a vacuum issue or a pump issue? The intex site says the upgraded filter vacuum will not remove fine particles or sand, so if it will not help I do not want to buy it.
Is there a product or a techinique anyone can recommend that will pick up these fine particles?
Is it possible to be algae? It is not stuck to the bottom, does not feel slimy, water is clear? I put in an algaecide last week.
Thanks for any help or advice! I am spending a tremendous amount of time on this pool.