Hi all - I have a 15 ft x 48 inch Intex pool. Last year we had a lot of trouble with the paper filters and cheap underpowered pump so I just bought and installed the big, 2600 GPH Intex sand filter, which I got hooked up yesterday. I also run the separate Intex saltwater system.
I have no pool cover (have read the Intex ones don't work well). I filled up the pool yesterday. As soon as it got filled, my neighbor, who's a nice guy but whose yard is all dirt and weeds, decides to mow. My pool now has a lot of dirt and small debris in it. I ran my new sand filter pump for 24 hours after adding my 110 pounds of salt per the instructions. There's still a log of dirt in the pool. If this sand filter is so great, why didn't it filter out all of the dirt....especially after running for 24 hours?!
I did the backwash and then the rinse cycles before running the filter cycle for 24 hours total. I have not turned on my saltwater system yet, but it's job is not to filter out dirt.
We had a lot of issues last year with low flow, dirty or unbalanced water, skimming constantly, etc. I really want this summer to be easier and the pool to be a pleasure, not a pain!
Any thoughts on my sand filter and why I still have dirt in my pool?
Thanks for any advice!