This is driving me crazy... any help would be greatly appriciated.
I get Algie blooms and have np shocking them to oblivion, but I really want to vacume to waste after the shock.
What is the best option for me to vacume to waste?
I think I have a very common set up.
Above ground 24' round pool. Has a 1.5hp pump that goes to a hayward filter (pleated 3ft tall / 1ft wide).
In between them is a 3 way ball valve that I can put a garden hose on to drain the pool.
So Pool ---> Hose ---> Pump ----> Valve ----> Filter ----> Hose -----> Pool
Spiget for garden hose
So as you can see I can't vacume to waste on this system. I have tried the following.
Use the garden hose but the pump loses suction.
Remove the drain plug in the bottom of my filter may work to vacume to waste ?
Buy a pump that allows me to do what I want. This is the one I think I want to go with, but I am not sure what to buy.
I am not woried about losing water in the pool as I'll just fill it up after. I just want something simple. I want to be able to vacume out the bottom any time I feel like it w/o all the junk going back into the pool.
A pump, a Hose and a Pole... but what pump should I buy ?
Again any suggestions is very much appricated. I just don't understand enough about suction to know what I am doing.