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    Pebble in the pool sweep bag...

    Hello,

    I had an in-ground pool installed in October 2013. It's about 20k gallons and has a pebble plaster surface. I was curious how long I should expect pebble to be present in the pool sweep bag. There seems to be about 1/4 to 1/3 cup in the bag each week. Will there always be pebble in the bag due to the nature of the product?

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    Brand new pool owner
    Size of pool - appx 20,000 gallons
    Filter - DE
    Inground pool plaster/pebble
    (Not asked to be revealed but screened in pool enclosure)
    Do not know flow rate of pump

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    Re: Pebble in the pool sweep bag...

    Welcome to TFP.

    Are you sure what you're seeing is from the surface of the pool?
    ¼ cup per week isn't much but there shouldn't be any (or only a minute amount) coming from the surface at this time.
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    Re: Pebble in the pool sweep bag...

    That does sound excessive, especially this far out.
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    Re: Pebble in the pool sweep bag...

    I used to get a good bit of pebbles too. I was still seeing some over a year later, BUT I think I have realized that most/all of it now is just sand that is kicked / washed in from around the pool.
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    Re: Pebble in the pool sweep bag...

    I think it's definitely pebble from the pool. There's only patio and bark around the pool itself. The chemical levels seem okay but I think I may call my builder just to be sure... though there's not much they'll be able to do about it, I'm sure. The pool is about 50 degrees F atm.
    Brand new pool owner
    Size of pool - appx 20,000 gallons
    Filter - DE
    Inground pool plaster/pebble
    (Not asked to be revealed but screened in pool enclosure)
    Do not know flow rate of pump

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    Re: Pebble in the pool sweep bag...

    I have only seen about 1/4 cup total in the last couple years, do you see a lot of "holes" where the pebbles are dislodging from?
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