I'm having a very strange issue. My filter seems to not be filtering dirt. Here's what happens: when I vacuum in "filter" mode, the jets tend to return cloudy water back (which tends to contain most of the fine dirt I'm picking up with the vacuum). If I vacuum to waste and a section of the pool becomes very clear, then switch to Filter and continue vacuuming, the water immediately dirties up.
I spent a good hour on the phone with Dave, who is a completely awesome guy (I called in about the test kit, and we ended up chatting about my pool problem) and he ended up striking out, so maybe someone out there can recommend something.
Here's what I tried:
- replaced sand
- verified laterals are not broken in the process
- disassembled Vari-Flo multi port valve, no damage. Seals seem "okay" for what little I know about them.
- piping seems okay, when pump runs, no air comes in
I'm stumped. I'm also dealing with a huge algae problem but I can't even vacuum the **** things because they just get returned to the pool
Any help welcome. Thanks!