intex 20' x 52" pool with 2,150 per hour sand fulter pump.
ok. so we left our pool open all winter, drained all the water first. no cover. and lets just say well never do that again. and we have about an 80' maple tree right over the pool. so u guessed it mass amounts of leaves. let me just say that it was our first season with a pool. didnt know what we were doing. so we go to open the pool this season, drain out the rest of the water, as much as we can but there was still about two inches left. and tons and tons of masty leaves. we got out probably a quarter to third. and my husband said enough. so we filled the pool. got some shock, and went to shock it. well like I said we didnt know what we were doing and also left the pump out all winter and as soon as we turned the pump on water was spraying out of it through a ton of new cracks.
we had to wait a wekk to get a new pump because we were low ok cash. in the meantime there are like millions of mosquito larvae in the pool
we hooked up our new filter today, which is the filter mentioned above. and put one bag of shock and , then I went and dumped almost a full bottle of bleach too because I realzed i didnt put enough clorine in. so its been about 5 hours. the pump keeps slowing down. to where theres no suction, and no flow at the inlet and outlet. I keep going out there and backwashing, rinsing and then put it back to filter and it runs fine again for like 30- to and hour. I have checked the hoses, the pre filter basket. and then the mosquito larvae I skimmed a bunch of them out onto the cement thinking maybe theyll die frno water and getting dried out. so anyways. I do have a test kit but I am not sure when to test since it hasnt even been 24 hrs yet. and I want amd meed to run the pump overnight but afraid of the pump getting to much pressure built up and exploding or something ( not sure thatll happen) . but ok so ths where we are and I could use some advice