I have read several posts and I have to say that I have learned alot from this site, and than you. However..I am still a newb that is going crazy. I have a 24'x48" pool, it is not an intex. I purchased an intex 2650 gph pump/filter. I hardpiped everything and had it running fine until yesterday. My psi is at 0, and I have hardly any flow from the return. I backwashed several times, but when I do this it causes the water in the pump to go down and I have to open the lid for it to fill back up with water(the leaf basket), then I recirculate so that the sand settles, and start the filter again. It will do just fine for about 10 minutes, then the flow goes way down.
I have gone through the trouble shooting in the owners manual, and I have read several posts, but I still am unable to get this pump to work right and still have cloudy/greenish water and am ready to just put this thing on craigslist and let someone come get it. I am that frustrated.
As far as the water goes..once we got the pump/filter circulating good, we added shock to out pool..the powder kind. Waiting a few hours..and added another bag of shock..water was still cloudy and greenish color. I put the water on hold until I can get the pump working right since without it it won't really matter anyway.
Any help and/or suggestions will be so appreciated.