Good morning all. I moved into my new house Jan 27, 2012 and it included my pool which was sparkling and clear at the time. I've been watching and exploring this forum since then and have learned so much about chemical care and I think I'm getting pretty good at it. Thanks so much!
Here is my issue: I have my suction pool cleaner run overnight and this morning went for a swim and decided there were quite a few "floaties" on the top that the cleaner wasn't going to be able to get and should go through the skimmer. So I shut the pump off, turned the handle from "sweep" to "skimmer" and started the pump back up again. When I did this, green water came out of my waterfall into the pool for about 30 seconds to a minute and then the water started running clear.
I backwashed my pump about 2 weeks ago for the first time since I moved in -and it did have quite a bit of stuff in it and the whole system seemed to run much more efficiently after that. I also replaced the pressure gauge on top of the pump about a month ago.
Should I not be switching back and forth between the skimmer and the sweep like that? Could it possibly need to be backwashed again already? Is it natural for some green water to come out when switching from sweep to skimmer?
Thanks so much for any information you can give me on this.