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    New pool owner

    Hey all, I've been reading the forums and pool school looking for help, and am still not sure. Just bought a house with 16x32 vinyl inground pool. Everything was fine for first two weeks. Then I went one morning to a cloudy pool. Chlorine level was low. Shocked then pool and left pump running 24/7. Next day the cloudiness had started to clear, but pressure was at 20 psi (normally at ~13). Bumped the filter and pressure dropped back down. That same night the pressure was back up to 20 with almost flow from the jet. I took filter apart, cleaned it and replaced de. When I started it back up, it looked like some de went into pool from the jet. But pressure was down to 12. Went out this am, pressure was back up to 20 but pool was almost crystal clear. Any thoughts on my situation would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: New pool owner

    I have a hayward ec65 de filter btw.

    16x32ft inground vinyl
    hayward ec65 de filter

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    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: New pool owner


    It sounds like the filter is working the way it''s supposed to work and straining out all the algae you killed. Have you run the Shock Level And Maintain process to completion? Clear water is only one of the criteria to stop. Bump or clean the filter again if it needs it and ensure the SLAM process is complete so you stop generating more dead algae.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: New pool owner

    Thanks you for the reply. I work 24hr shoft, so I plan on cleaning it again when I get home tomorrow. I just wanted to make sure I hadn't screwed something up, since it seemed like it needed cleaned again so soon.

    16x32ft inground vinyl
    hayward ec65 de filter

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