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    not filtering

    I have a 33' round above ground pool with a cartridge (new)filter . Its about 4 years old I cannot get the water(which tested perfect) to clear up. we had air bubbles in the lid of the pump i replaced the o ring which helped with the bubbles. it has good flow at the return but the filter is rarely dirty and the water has not been clear in over a month its as if the water is bypassing the filter. it used to be when i took the lid off to clean the filer there was always water in the tank but now its usually about 1/4 full is that normal? i have tried water clarifiers but they do nothing. any suggestions?
    Pool: Intex 12' x 30" metal frame pool
    Pump: 530 gal/hr (2,006 L/hr) water filtration pump
    Filter: Type "A"

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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: not filtering

    Welcome to TFP

    We need to see a full set of test results to include:

    How do you chlorinate the pool?

    Folks will be around to answer the filter q's for you.
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    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Re: not filtering

    Can you post a picture of the pump and filter? What is the filter pressure?
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