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    Apr 2013
    upstate NY - Horseheads

    vacuum to waste - other options

    I got the cover off and the pump/filter working today and should be in good shape to open for good next weekend. I recovered the pool to keep debris out while I learn to test the water and round up supplies.

    The pool was not used last season and had cover on all winter. I have a layer of brown organic/leaf material covering the pool floor. Not a thick layer but enough that I should probably vacuum to waste until most of the gunk is gone. However, after seeing just how much water the pump moves, I'm looking at loosing a lot of water.

    I'm on a well and am not crazy about loosing anymore water than needed.

    Are there other options to vacuuming to waste?

    The water is clear other than the leaves. It is also still pretty cold.
    21k gal, IG vinyl, 3/4hp pump, Hayward S-200 sand filter, 25gpm; TF100 test kit

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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: vacuum to waste - other options

    Pulling out the chunks calls for a leaf rake.

    and a lot of this:

    Then just vacuum to filter. Empty the big stuff out of the pump strainer, and backwash when done.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
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