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    New Home and Pool Owner

    Hello everyone,

    My name is Jeremy, and I am new to owning a pool. A really good friend of mine turned me on to this site and I have been reading the Pool School section like a fiend. I purchased my home not even 2 weeks ago, and am in the process of getting the pool nice and clear. So far it is coming along well, but I am experiencing cloudy water. Through much research on these forums, we have determined that I more than likely have 1 or more laterals that are causing sand to get into the pool, and that the sand may need to be replaced. We have stabilized the water and the balances are nearly perfect (tested with T100 test kit, my friends), so we know it is not the chemical balances.

    Tried the deep clean procedure recommended here, and it really did a great number on cleaning the sand. One other thing to mention for others using this method, is that it will also help to loosen the sand in the filter. When I looked inside the filter, there were big holes (channels) in the sand, and it was really hard. Apparently the previous owners did not backwash nearly enough to keep the sand separated and the deep clean helped to get the sand softened and evenly distributed. Thank you for the very detailed video on how to do this. When we turned the pump back on, a nasty looking little cloud of foulness and sand came out of the jets again. I was so not happy about that since I learned what causes that from these pages.

    I am thinking of tackling changing out the sand and the laterals before the 4th of July, but I am really nervous about it. Wish me luck!

    Anyway, thank you so much for the amazing website and I hope to get to know many of you folks over the years.
    24,000 Gallon IG Gunite - Kidney Shape 6' Avg Depth (8' deep end, 4' shallow)
    Hayward S-244s Sand Filter - side mount with Pentair Multi-Port
    Built 1975, Original to Home (just purchased this home)
    Tested with T100 test kit (from friend that uses this site I will be ordering one)

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    Re: New Home and Pool Owner

    Hi welcome to TFP! You should backwash and rinse the filter well after the deep cleaning to make sure all the gunk is flushed out before going into filter mode.
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    Re: New Home and Pool Owner

    Welcome to TFP!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: New Home and Pool Owner

    Thanks for the warm welcome and the advice!
    24,000 Gallon IG Gunite - Kidney Shape 6' Avg Depth (8' deep end, 4' shallow)
    Hayward S-244s Sand Filter - side mount with Pentair Multi-Port
    Built 1975, Original to Home (just purchased this home)
    Tested with T100 test kit (from friend that uses this site I will be ordering one)

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    Re: New Home and Pool Owner

    Welcome to the forums!
    17K Kidney Shaped Pool Concrete (Diamond Bright) Pool, 3/4 hp 2 speed 115V Sta-rite Duraglas PEA5D-180L/P2R5D-181L (Impeller C105-92PS Diffuser C1-216P), 1.5 piping, Pentair CC100 Filter , Heat Siphon 100K BTU Heat Pump Pool Heater, Flow meter Blue White Flowmeter Model No. F-30150P, Hayward Astrolight SP0581N, SWCG CalimarTitanium Edition TE45 , Dolphin Nautilus Plus with CleverClean, Lakeland Florida

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