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    Backwashing too much or another problem?

    Hi everyone!

    I am in the SLAM process for day three! I am definitely making progress, but I had a lot of debris on the bottom of our pool. Although I raked what I could out, I have been vacuuming blindly due to the cloudiness!

    I am only able to vacuum for less than 5 minutes before the output of water almost stops. I empty the trap basket, but that does not really work. The pressure on the pressure valve only goes up about 4points (new gauge installed a few days ago).

    The only thing that helps is backwashing (although that too is short lived)

    During one vacuuming I am backwashing 6 times! I thought it was good to let the particles get in there and "rough" up the sand, and backwashing prevents that.

    Do I just have too much "junk" getting broken down during the slamming process causing the need to backwash this often?

    Thanks!
    21' round 52" high AG pool with a 19" sand filter 1hp pump

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    Re: Backwashing too much or another problem?

    Yes. Consider vacuuming to waste...
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    Re: Backwashing too much or another problem?

    Thanks!
    21' round 52" high AG pool with a 19" sand filter 1hp pump

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