Back for my second season. My previous adventure has its own http://www.troublefreepool.com/swamp...on-t34542.htmlthread. Been working on the pool for a month or so now this season, just have not found the time to check in. Light fixture is still leaky and I am going to post about that as soon as I can find the time.
Today, I want to talk about a little incident I had while vacuuming the pool using the pool suction line. I left the skimmer basket in, even though I think that is not recommended, but it is so much easier to clean out than the pump skimmer, and it has 3-4 times the surface area. Anyway, on about my third vacuum run (there was quite a bit of leaves and the skimmer was filling up quickly) I sensed that I had lost suction and assummed that the skimmer must have filled again, but as I swam over to check it, I heard a loud pop. About 10-15 seconds later the cover from the sand filter landed in the bushes. Now, I had backflushed prior to starting the vacuuming so I figured I would be in good shape. Thankfully the cover screwed right back on the sand filter and it seems to be functioning just as before the incident, but obviously I would like to prevent a similiar event from happening in the future.