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    Booster Cleaner screen clogging

    Is this a sign of something but my booster pump cleaner screen filter keeps clogging up with material...Ive never had this happen before so wondering if my grids in my DE filter are tore up or what else would cause that?
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    Re: Booster Cleaner screen clogging

    How is the booster pump plumbed into the system?

    What type material is it?
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    Re: Booster Cleaner screen clogging

    Looks like grass to me...as far I know my booster pump is separate and has it own line into the side of the pool....Iver never had to clean that filter before until the last month or so...Only reason why I thought to check was that the pump was on but he cleaner was not moving...once cleaned it runs fine
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    Re: Booster Cleaner screen clogging

    I am not aware of most booster pumps having a seperate filter. Got a pic?
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    Re: Booster Cleaner screen clogging

    Where are you located?
    It seems odd that it would be grass if it's never happened before.
    Have you changed or added lawn care service?
    How clean is the pool staying?
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    Re: Booster Cleaner screen clogging

    Im in Houston...at the connection of the booster cleaner hose to the wall fitting, if you unscrew the hose there at the tip is a little metal screen...that screen is what is clogging...I said grass but it hards to tell....maybe its a little DE with dirt? Whatever it is its enough to stop the flow to the cleaner where it wont run..after cleaning it out it runs fine. Looking for a pic I found this article
    http://www.swimming-pool-information.co ... blems.html

    sounds like I may have a hole in my DE filters?
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    Re: Booster Cleaner screen clogging

    Does the booster pump water supply come off before or after the main filter?
    Does the booster pump water feed have it's own filter?
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    Re: Booster Cleaner screen clogging



    Here is a pic of my setup..booster bump is on end. No filter for it and it's at the end of the line.


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    Re: Booster Cleaner screen clogging

    Looks like it's on it's own circuit, unless it's tied to the main pump discharge somewhere underground (which I doubt).

    Do you know where the suction for it is in the pool?
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    Re: Booster Cleaner screen clogging

    No I don't ..maybe bottom of the pool? Don't think it's skimmers unless it's also tied into main pump line. I didn't build the pool so don't know all the details


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    Re: Booster Cleaner screen clogging

    Maybe you could disconnect the discharge hose and pour a little food coloring in it and blow it back toward the pool and see where it comes out.
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    Re: Booster Cleaner screen clogging

    You either have a failed DE grid, manifold, or possibly a bad seal in your multiport backwash valve. The source of the dirt in the Polaris strainer is one of those three items.

    Edit: Also, check the air bleed screen attached to the DE mainifold - if it has damage, it would pass dirt to the Polaris strainer.
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    Re: Booster Cleaner screen clogging

    I did a complete clean of my DE filter couple of weeks ago and had multiple holes in various grids. Luckily I had replacement grids already so just swapped out the bad ones. For a complete clean, how many scoops with a DE scoop should I have put in? I put in 10..i have the fnsp60
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    Re: Booster Cleaner screen clogging

    Best to weigh the DE yourself. I have no idea hour big your scoop is our how packed in you made the DE. There are a few threads discussing how variable the weight is ... usually no where near a pound.
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