Hi Guys. Its great to find a site like this where people can share questions and experiences etc with their pools and spas. I moved to a new address one year ago and now a pool owner!
I hope it's ok for a newbie to ask a question straight away.
I have 14000gal in-ground vinyl pool. The pump/filter were not in great condition when I moved in and I often noticed dirt on the pool floor, even after I'd vacuumed. So I bought band new of both. Both Haywards. However, the dirt is still coming back and is driving me nuts! If I dont vacuum for a week, the bottom is covered with this stuff. During the summer I have to vacuum every day. Things I have noticed/actions have taken:
The dirt is coming from the return jets. The dirt doesn't return if leave the pump switched off.
I vacuum to waste. Doesn't make any difference. Dirt returns.
I don't think the dirt is coming from the filter- if put filter on "circulate" the dirt comes back.
The dirt is very "fine" and disperses into the water if I "push it around".
Has anybody got any advice?? I've got a bad feeling that I may have a cracked pipe or something and to excavate would cost a lot of cash that I haven't got. Any assistance greatly appreciated.