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Thread: New BBB member from Florida

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    Grr8ful's Avatar
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    Aug 2008

    New BBB member from Florida


    I'm Lynn aka Grr8ful.
    New to the BBB method and also to pool care.
    Bought a K-Mart AG frame pool last August and had no problems with upkeep last year, even with the small 780gpm pump sold with the pool.
    This spring I moved it for cleaning and bought a dump truck of sand to hopefully level out the deep end where it keeps sinking a bit ( after a few weeks the deep end returned ) No biggie.
    Start up went well and the pool stayed clear until the rains started in June.
    Unable to control my algae bloom I found this site and am very Grr8ful 8) for all the help!
    Thank You all for the information for pool care without spending a fortune.

    The algae appears gone, but with all the rain (almost everyday) I'm getting pollen and dirt that my filter wasn't removing. I recently bought an Intex 2,500 gpm, better, but not filtering the gook at the bottom when I vacumn. I've found if I vacumn with the hose just dumping the water out I can get the pool pretty clean, then brush and turn the filter back on and it stays clean until the next rain.

    Should I add a sand filter? Is the 2,500gpm pump large enough to handle a 14" ? Would I inline it before, or after the pump?

    Happy swimming

    3,300g K-Mart Framed 3 x 14 AGP
    Intex 2,500 gph pump/filter
    Pool Devil Pro

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    frustratedpoolmom's Avatar
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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: New BBB member from Florida

    Hi Lynn

    Welcome to TFP

    I have seen several posts on here about people who have upgraded to Sand Filters, and I believe you add it after the pump. If you search "intex + Sand filter" there's a few threads by austinsmom that you could read, they may help you figure out what to do. I know austinsmom switched to a sandfilter.

    Good luck!
    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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