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Thread: A story

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    Jun 2009
    Gulf Coast, AL

    A story

    So, I had a huge amount of pollen in the pool.
    Gathered on the floor like the sands of a desert and stuccoed the sides like an adobe hut.
    It truly was a sigh to behold.

    After an hour and a half of painstakingly vacuuming the sides and ever so slowly and delicately
    sweeping the bottom as to not disturb the pollen at rest, I once again had a clean, crystalline pool.

    The torrent of pollen caused the sand filter pressure to rise some 8 lbs.

    Since I had DE in the filter and am abounding in wisdom, I decided I would wait until the next rain storm to get the pool level up then give the filter a nice long backwash.

    As we know, a sand filter can catch particles down to 30 microns or so.
    Did you know there a large a lot of pollen types that are smaller than 30 microns?
    Well, I didn't.

    The next day I came out to enjoy my sparkly, polished pool and instead was greeted with the Sahara Desert.
    I was more than a little sad.
    The filter pressure was right back in the normal operating range.

    The pollen looked to be more evenly distributed that before I vacuumed.
    I guess that means I've got pretty good circulation.
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    Re: A story

    Oh, that stinks! Its such a pain when you work really carefully and it still all falls apart.
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    Re: A story

    If nothing else it's a good lesson for all of us. When you are done vacuuming, backwash that sand filter. Im going home to do mine right now.
    18x36 Vinyl In-ground w/roman ends 27,400G, Hayward 3/4hp with 300# sand filter. Hayward heat pump heater

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    Tucson area, AZ

    Re: A story

    Dust particles are also often smaller than 30 microns. Living in the desert I've got a lot of it! Never seem to be able to keep the bottom of the pool clean!
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