i cant get it out. i have vacuumed pool 3 times now. come back hours later, and dirt at bottom of pool again.
i have a triangle shapped very nice vaccuum and hose ($100 for both) that I use hooked to my hayward skimmer. and I shut the second inlet off to double the suction to my vac once its hooked up. last year I only vacuumed pool every saturday unless we had excessive wind or something that dirtied pool.
thinking that im just stirring it up off the bottom rather than sucking it up, yesterday I vacuumed it, then kept pump running all day while I brushed pool every 15-20 minutes to keep dirt from settling thinking sandfilter would get it out. No dice. unless there is that much dirt in the air (it has been a long time since rain and there is a house on the other side of the pond (80-90 ft away from pool) that they just completed and it has only dirt for a yard.)
still im thinking it should take a couple of days for dirt to show in my pool from that.... not hours.
also, my guage on sandfilter is in yellow, last year it stayed in green all year, and I backwashed every 2 weeks. I backwashed for 15 minutes yesterday, plus rinsed it for 3 minutes, guage didnt move. Im thinking winter killed it.....
do I have to have a guage or will I be okay just backwashing every two weeks and not worrying about tank pressure?