I usually do not run my filter at night, but due to extensive rain, etc I had no choice. I woke this morning to the water below the skimmer, filter running and water everywhere. I found a hose popped off and that was the problem. Have I done damage to my filter and pump with it running dry all night. I am refilling the pool now, reconnected the hose, but when the time comes what is necessary for me to do to restart the filter and pump. I had just added stabilizer 1 week ago to get the CYA up, so now I suppose I have to add that again!! We have had so much rain, the FC is 0, CYA was down, so I was adding but with the rain I just couldn't get the FC up. I was just getting ready to test the CYA after the week of putting it in, but with adding this new water today, I will wait until the level of water is up. I have the bleach to add when it gets to the right level.
One more question-- when I vacuum the pool (or attempt to vacuum) the filter goes to 0 and I have no suction. Also if I hook up my Polaris Turtle it doesn't move. So needless to say, things are accumulating on the bottom of the pool. I do go in (when the weather permits) and skim the bottom with my leaf net (I have a lot of trees around my pool). But it is all the fine stuff on the bottom I can't get off. But I have no suction. I put the cap on the skimmer with an outlet to connect to my vacuum hose but nothing happens after the pump drops to 0.
I will be leaving here soon, so I will check back later for responses. THanks
18x33 ABG pool with a 1 1/2 hsp Waterford pump- Hayward Sand Filter
3 solar panels.