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    pool circulation during a SLAM

    Hi, started SLAMMING (LOL) the pool yesterday and was wondering: will running the Polaris 165 sweeper slow down the circulation process?
    Started using the Polaris and when it swept the bottom of visible debris, water turned cloudy, hence algae. Getting clearer but just curious.
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    16 x 28 Doughboy Mystic Garden AGP with 7' deep end (used expandable vinyl liner) ~11,800 gals. Deep end main drain. Thru-the-wall skimmer, one return at deep end. Media Master 150# sand filter. Doughboy PowerPak II pump, 1 hp. Pentair MinimaxCH 150m natural gas heater. Polaris 65 when it feels like working . TF-100 test kit. No longer 'pool stored' 5 years and counting. In sunny but fickle metro-Detroit.

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    Re: pool circulation during a SLAM

    There is no circulation issue with using the cleaner, in fact it may help. But at the higher FC levels, it is a little more harsh on the cleaner.
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    Re: pool circulation during a SLAM

    Thanks jblizzle. I'll be removing it soon.
    16 x 28 Doughboy Mystic Garden AGP with 7' deep end (used expandable vinyl liner) ~11,800 gals. Deep end main drain. Thru-the-wall skimmer, one return at deep end. Media Master 150# sand filter. Doughboy PowerPak II pump, 1 hp. Pentair MinimaxCH 150m natural gas heater. Polaris 65 when it feels like working . TF-100 test kit. No longer 'pool stored' 5 years and counting. In sunny but fickle metro-Detroit.

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    Re: pool circulation during a SLAM

    But you are also making sure no algae is hiding in the cleaner.
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    Re: pool circulation during a SLAM

    Quote Originally Posted by tim5055 View Post
    But you are also making sure no algae is hiding in the cleaner.
    thanks tim5055. that reminds me to put the ladder and sand weights in to get them clean too!
    16 x 28 Doughboy Mystic Garden AGP with 7' deep end (used expandable vinyl liner) ~11,800 gals. Deep end main drain. Thru-the-wall skimmer, one return at deep end. Media Master 150# sand filter. Doughboy PowerPak II pump, 1 hp. Pentair MinimaxCH 150m natural gas heater. Polaris 65 when it feels like working . TF-100 test kit. No longer 'pool stored' 5 years and counting. In sunny but fickle metro-Detroit.

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