Last year I bought the intex 2500 gph pump for my 14' easy set. Though I had a few problems, overall I was quite pleased. I just got our new 16x48" up and running and for the last three days have gotten "low flow" errors from my new swg.
When I check the pump there is either major plugging around the pump opening (where the intake hose attaches to the pump) or the filter is blackish and cruddy. The filter in there now is two days old and I had to clean it with the hose this evening because the flow was slow
The pool sits, literally, next to three trees. One is a pine, and throws needles and the other is an apple, and is dropping tiny, pea-sized apples and leaves into the pool now due to the heat wave. Another factor is that my kids and their friends use the pool a lot, I make all the kids wear flip flops around the yard if they're not swimming so they don't drag more dirt into the pool.
We live right in the heart of Chicago, so there is a lot of dirt and dust in the air in general. Is it possible that with these conditions I need to upgrade my filter/pump? I assumed this unit would be more than enough for our needs but perhaps our situation calls for something more powerful?
I'm becoming very conscientious about keeping it covered, but this is kind of a pain because I like to be able to go out at odd times and have a dunk. Especially late at night.
I want the cleanest and clearest water I can get!
Thanks in advance.