I have an issue with dirt going right back into my pool as if the filters are not even doing their job..
I have an in ground plaster pool that is ran with an older Hayward type filter system, This old filter system does not have a bac wash mode on it. we have to take the filters out and shoot them with a hose. When we first moved in we could vacum a few times before having to wash out the filters. So when we noticed that the dirt seemed to pass right through back into the pool we got new filters. That didnt solve the problem.
Here are some specs:
Type: Hayward DE 4800
Pool size Small inground kidney shape. 20K gallons
50 psi (the gauge on top never worked)
48 SQ Ft
Filter motor Emerson 1081
There is a strange black handle from the pool motor to the filter that has an open and lock position on it. maybe I need to switch that to lock or open while vacuminging or while running the filter?
I will include the screen shots so you can see the dirt on the floor right after we vacumed and let the filter run for about an hour afterwards.
The signs on the back of the pool filter.
the general setup
All in all I need to know How can I get it to stop flinging out the dirt before I have a chance to wash the filters down? why is it that I have to wash the filters down right away after vacuming or else it get thrown back into the pool?? I t never did this when we first moved in.