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Thread: Re-plumbed pool...didnt clean pipe first. NEED HELP!

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    Re-plumbed pool...didnt clean pipe first. NEED HELP!

    My 30 x 15 above ground pool at our weekend place is new...been crystal clear since day one with NO problems. Free Chlorine is dead on, Cya is right where I want it, PH is kept under control etc etc etc.

    In building the deck, I didn't exactly have the plan drawn when they installed the pool so I ended up moving and hard plumbing the pool equipment to a more convenient spot. I alread had some 1 1/2" PVC pipe in the shed so I decided to use it. It had some Mud Dauber nests in it that I poked out with a stick. I got everything buttoned up, waited several hours to make sure glue was dry, and then flipped on pump...and right as I did, I thought to myself..."you know, you really should have cleaned that pipe a little better" and then a HUGE BLAST of Reddish muddy brownish water blew out the jet into the pool.

    After the session of sitting in front of the ***** kicking machine I took the timer off and let the pool run all night...it didnt help.

    My question is: Will this clear itself out or do I need to do something else? Here is a picture...at least you can see my progress.





    Swim 'N Play Deluxe 8000 15 x 30 (buttress free, vinyl)
    13,500 gallons
    Hayward horse and a half pump
    Hayward sand filter

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    Re: Re-plumbed pool...didnt clean pipe first. NEED HELP!

    No picture showed up......
    16 x 32 Inground Vinyl 21000, 2 returns, 1 skimmer, 1 main drain. Raypak Heater, Crystal Flo Sand Filter

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    Re: Re-plumbed pool...didnt clean pipe first. NEED HELP!

    thats wierd...they show up when I look at it.
    Swim 'N Play Deluxe 8000 15 x 30 (buttress free, vinyl)
    13,500 gallons
    Hayward horse and a half pump
    Hayward sand filter

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    Re: Re-plumbed pool...didnt clean pipe first. NEED HELP!

    It'll clear up. Vacuum frequently and elevate your chlorine to about double the amount according to the FC/CYA chart in Pool School.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: Re-plumbed pool...didnt clean pipe first. NEED HELP!

    I assume when you say vacuum, I should be using the vacuum that goes straight into the filter right?
    Swim 'N Play Deluxe 8000 15 x 30 (buttress free, vinyl)
    13,500 gallons
    Hayward horse and a half pump
    Hayward sand filter

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    Re: Re-plumbed pool...didnt clean pipe first. NEED HELP!

    I should be using the vacuum that goes straight into the filter right
    Yes
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    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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