What a great site!!! I'm so glad I found this.
I just found this site this morning while I was surfing the web for solutions to my problem.
I am remodeling our lanai and pool with 1" pavers. I had to cut off the existing concrete cantilevered b/n edge to facilitate the install of the remodel coping. I, unfortunately, hooked up the water supply to the 14" concrete saw instead of letting the dust fly everywhere. I covered the pool the best I could but a lot of the slurry from the cutting fell into the pool and I'm having a real hard time vacuuming it out.
I have a 7 y.o. Pentair Triton II sand filter w/ original sand w/ Slide valve, and newer pump. The pool is roughly 10,000 gallons w/ Pebbletech finish.
I'm tried to vacuum the pool in the normal setting, but I guess the particulates are too fine to filter? and is running back into the pool at the returns. I thought I could slide the valve to the "backwash" position and vacuum. I know I will be draining the pool too, which will take some time as I'd have to do small areas at a time to refill the pool. In the backwash position I get about 15 seconds in and it loses prime and the suctions stops.
I had a reputable pool company out and they spent an hour and had the same thing happen and they couldn't figure it out.
They suggested draining the pool, cleaning it and acid washing costing $500-$600 bucks!
Any ideas as to the best solution without draining the pool?
Thanks Rob T