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    Pump and Filter Noises. Normal??

    Hello all!

    First post. First time pool owner. Learning lots.

    Iíve only had the pool open less than a week. I opened it myself. I just received my Taylor test kit and picked up my initial supplies to jump on the BBB bandwagon. My first test and chemical dump was today and it seems as though Iím on my way to a TFP.

    My question is about the noises that come from the pump/sand filter. As of today, actually after my chemical dump my filter seems to have taken on more of a sloshing and gurgling series of noises and the pump has noticeable water activity going through it. Prior to this, the pump area barely looked like water was racing through it even though it was, and I donít think there were noises like this coming from the filter.

    Hereís a short video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-Yac0xaxcE

    Thanks for any help as I continue learning.

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    Re: Pump and Filter Noises. Normal??

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    What chemicals did you add and how did you add them?
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    Re: Pump and Filter Noises. Normal??

    Welcome

    What the heck is inside the pump strainer basket?

    I hope you didn't confuse skimmer basket with strainer basket when you added the CYA.
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    Re: Pump and Filter Noises. Normal??

    Yea, it looks like a couple of old paper towels spinning in the strainer basket. On the sand filter is there apurge valve of some sort to get the air out. Sounds like the filter is filled,with mostly air and the water being pumped in is just sloshing around.
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    Re: Pump and Filter Noises. Normal??

    My numbers were:
    FC 5
    PH 7
    TA 70
    CYA 70

    My pool is approximately 22,000 gallons so I used the calculator to get the amounts. So I added just shy of a gallon of bleach, something like 40 ounces of baking soda and an entire box of borax. It called for more borax but I decided to pull back on dumping the full amount. I'll add more tomorrow if needed.

    I added the bleach straight into the pool. I added both the baking soda and borax directly in the skimmer slowly.

    Since my original post I decided to do a backwash and rinse. To my surprise, even though I just backwashed a day or so ago there was a lot of junk in the site glass. Additionally, there is no more gurgling, and the pumps strainer glass is perfect again. No more swirls and air bubbles. So I guess it was just in need of a backwash/rinse.

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    Re: Pump and Filter Noises. Normal??

    You should backwash when the pressure rises 20-25% over the clean pressure.
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    Re: Pump and Filter Noises. Normal??

    There's no gauge anywhere on my system. I guess I'll need to get one.

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