new member on the board, first time pool owner as of April 2014.
inherited the pool that came along with the house we purchased.
i have lots of questions, but i'll just with one that's been a big problem as of 2 weeks ago.
i will preface with some info:
-i dont know much about pool terminology, i will try and go back to some of the sticky threads to educate myself, but i was bad with science terminology in school
-i just looked at leslies pool website, this is the vacuum we have; Baracuda MX8 - Suction Side Pool Cleaner http://www.lesliespool.com/baracuda-...leaner/mx8.htm
-i've been learning as i go to take care of the pool
-we have a pool cleaning service (will cancel with them soon, not very happy with the service)
they used to do full service, clean and chemical
-we downgraded to just chemical because i figured it was easy enough to clean myself
-was told by pool service owner, that our salt cell is no longer working and should be replaced. and in meantime they have treated my pool and cleaned it like it was a regular pool with chlorine, they put in a floater with the chlorine tabs
-unknowingly, but i figured out how to open the big silo looking thing that houses a huge filter with 8 blades in there and sprayed it down and cleaned it off.
seems like the previous owner hadn't done it in possibly a year or longer.
-as of the past month or so, i haven't been running the pool pump or cleaner during the week, as i would clean the pool on the weekends by scrubing and skimming with my catcher
with the last statement, there in lies my problem.
i dont know if i damaged my pump or pipes?
this is the question i wanted to get to.
my pump seems to have stopped working correctly.
my typical day after i come home from work lately is, i turn on the pump to let it automatically clean the pool.
after about 5-15 minutes of my pump working normal, the return pipe is pushing out water, the vacuum is moving and seems like its sucking up any dirt, the pump seems to die down, and everything slows down almost to a halt.
i have once cleaned that big silo (sorry i dont know what its called) and took out the filter and hosed it off.
put everything back the way it should be, and everything seemed like it was fine. till later again everything slowed down and doesn't seem to work.
about 2 weeks of this happening (we went on a weekend vacation last weekend, couldn't take care of the problem) my pool is getting dirtier and slightly greener.
i'm not sure what to do, but i know there is something wrong with the pump.
sorry for the long post but i'm hoping all of my details will help give an idea how to fix.