Hi everyone! This is my first post although I'm a frequent visitor!
We bought a foreclosed home with an IG pool. The pool is 20x40 approx 40,000 gallons. We have tried (unsuccessfully) twice now to open the pool. We are having some trouble and I have a couple questions before we give this a third try. If it doesn't work this time I think we may fill it in..we are ready to rip our hair out!
1. When we put new DE in (the skimmer) it comes out white for a few minutes through the return. It doesn't do it continuously only just when we first put the DE in. Is this a problem?
2. We have 2 skimmers. The one closest to the pump seems to work fine but the one furthest away seems to have very little or no suction at all. We tried cleaning out the line and used the hose, an air compressor, and the pressure washer the clear the line. We went both ways but it didn't do any good.
3. The previous owners left what pool equipment they had. We have tried both of the manual (triangular) pool vacs they left but it never gets any suction. We obviously use the skimmer that has suction. We also can't divert to only one skimmer.
We've dredged up as much gunk from the bottom of the pool as we can but it really needs vacuumed and I know its pointless to continue with chemicals until all the junk is out of the pool. And trust me-there's still a lot in the deep end. It's too fine for the net to pick up.
Here's what we have going on equipment-wise;
Hayward Perflex EC75
Hayward Heater (running but no heat turned on)