I'm so frustrated that the place we got the pool from 1. would not give me the pump I purchased (1.5 hp) and 2. wouldn't change it out when they came to figure out what the clicking noise was (air in the filter - still there).
Now to make me even more made, it seems like I might as well not even have a filter. There is so much crud in the pool that the kids don't even want to get in. I realize I need to care for the pool by vacuuming, but do I have to vacuum every day?? We use a solar cover all the time we are not swimming. I would think even when we are swimming and the stuff is stirred up it would go into the skimmer, nope, just passes right on by.
It is bugs, grass and lots of fine silt. The silt is all over the pool, but the bugs and grass are in the middle. The PSI on the filter went up 2 when I added some sparkle up (to help remove the leftover iron) but otherwise we haven't backwashed for over a week. I just thought my pool would be cleaner than this. I know we need to get some kind of aquabug to solve the problem, but I was wondering if other round pool owners have the same frustrations.
1. How often do you need to backwash (we have a 26" filter)?
2. Do you have junk in the bottom, center of your pool (I point the return down and towards the center, but it doesn't help)?