I'm totally new to pools. I bought a house with a pool full of vegetable soup.
I used a little sump pump and garden hose to drain the pool.
At one point I tried to turn on the big Pool Pump...Water shot out the return holes in the side of the pool, but algae might have gotten sucked down into the main drain.
I then shoveled out the solid algae, cleaned the pool, and resurfaced it.
Now it's full of fairly clean water, but the pump only does certain things.
The options on the dial are: Filter, Rinse, Recirculate, Backwash, Waste, Closed
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When I just turn it on to the various settings nothing seems to happen.
If I turn on Recirculate or Filter and then pour 10 gallons into the "G" filter right next to the pump, that water gets shot out of the Return holes in the pool. So the outgoing pipes must be clear.
I poured water into "G" with everything off and now the presumably "incoming" pipes "D" and "E" are full because no more water will go in (overflowing).
The water in the skimmer stays full regardless of the setting.
If I turn on Backwash and then pour water into "G" nothing seems to happen.
If I turn on Waste and then pour water into "G" then that water comes out of a drain pipe in my lawn.
So I'm guessing either or both of "D" and "E" are clogged. Both pipes have a shutoff valve though it doesn't seem to do anything to turn them open or closed. Nor can I tell which goes to the skimmer and which to the main drain because they are buried under concrete...
The only other opening I have found is a 1.5" pipe sticking vertically out of the ground with a cap on it. I poured water into it...about 10 gallons and it went somewhere, but no idea where.
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