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    Return jet pumping debris in pool.

    Hi guys,

    Long story short ended up draining and refilling the pool, turned the pumps on yesterday and everything was fine. Woke up today, got pump going after it lost is prime and it sprayed brownish greenish water from the jets. Did this to me a couple of weeks ago also. I have a Auquatec TA-60 sand filter with a water ace pump.
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    Re: Return jet pumping debris in pool.

    There is something wrong with the filter. By far the most likely possibility is that the sand has become channeled, though there is some small chance something more serious is wrong.

    Channeling can be fixed by deep cleaning the filter sand.
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    Re: Return jet pumping debris in pool.

    Wow, been deep cleaning now for a while and man is there some nasty stuff coming out. The color of the water is the same color that was clmjng through the jets. I'll contjnue till it clears totally thanks again and I hope this will fix it. I did however just change the sand about a year ago.
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    Re: Return jet pumping debris in pool.

    You ought to see one after 5 years!
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    Re: Return jet pumping debris in pool.

    When my sand filter did this, I thought it was broken too. I did some reading on the forum and found that if you do not rinse long enough, stuff will blow back into the pool. So, to keep from draining the pool, I started backwashing/rinsing cycles. One minute each for three or four cycles. I have not had anything blow back in the pool since I started this routine. I think a lot of people skimp on the rinse because it just seems to waste water but apparently, it serves a very important purpose. I hope this is your problem so you don't have to buy a new filter.
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    Re: Return jet pumping debris in pool.

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    You ought to see one after 5 years!
    Or one from a commercial spa!>
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    Re: Return jet pumping debris in pool.

    ewwww!


    Quote Originally Posted by racket View Post
    Or one from a commercial spa!>
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    Re: Return jet pumping debris in pool.

    Guys I'm still having the problem. The thing is when the pool loses its prime, I will prime it, it blows air bubble from the return and then dirty water for a couple seconds and then nothing. After those few seconds everything s fine. Should I be rinsing more often? Any ideas, I've done the deep cleaning.
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    Re: Return jet pumping debris in pool.

    Does the pump lose prime on it's own? If so, I would tackle that first.
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    Re: Return jet pumping debris in pool.

    It does, im trying to correct it now. Any tips for sealing around pvc connections...I'm getting leaks where the pump housing connects to the motor and where the piping threads into the pump. I've tried the thread tape stuff with no luck, I've also used a new o-ring where the pump housing connects to the motor without no luck either.
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