Looking to improve my pool situation, but not sure which way to go so could use some advice. This will be my 3rd year opening it up, so still pretty new to this stuff.
- Small ~10,000 gallon pool
- Little to no service done by original owners of 35years (!)
- Has no bottom drain, just skimmer and one return line
- The vacuum (kreepy krauly) will work great for around 2-5min, then slowly start to lose suction power - as indicated by very slow movement. Typically this is fixed by doing a quick backwash and then putting it back to filter. This is attached to the inlet line.
- I also get what looks like sand collecting on the bottom of the pool, I assume from the filter. I've been told the laterals on the bottom of the filter crack and need replaced from time to time.
Is this a common symptom of a bad filter? Pressure wise it seems to be decent, usually around 25psi and doesn't fluctuate much. I don't want to throw down the money on a new filter if it won't resolve my issues so hoping to hear others chime in. Would really love to be able to keep this thing clean without the hassle.
Things I have done:
- Replaced old pump with one with more horsepower (2012)
- Replaced sand in existing filter (2011 - this sucked btw)
- Tried different vacuums etc.
Pictures are here:
I know, kind of a janky plumbing setup. I originally had a chlorinator hooked up but the threads got stripped so I had to macgyver something together for the time being.
Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!