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    Pool moving water

    My pool moves water great on recirculate setting, but once I put it on filter it barely moves any water. There is no pressure gage on my filter. What could be wrong?


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    Re: Pool moving water

    Welcome to TFP!

    What kind of filter do you have?
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    Re: Pool moving water

    Hayward


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    Re: Pool moving water

    Sorry, he means type. Sand, DE, etc.
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    Re: Pool moving water

    Oh. Sorry. It is a sand filter.


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    Re: Pool moving water

    I have back washed the filter. I have also sprayed sealant around all the joints in case of leaks. There is not even water moving through the glass "eye"


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    Re: Pool moving water

    How long are you backwashing?
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    Re: Pool moving water

    About a minute after water is clear.


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    Re: Pool moving water

    Quote Originally Posted by jencarter14 View Post
    About a minute after water is clear.

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    If the total time isn't in the 3-4 minute range, I'd consider backwashing that long. If you are already going that long or it doesn't help, you may want to follow the Deep Cleaning Your Sand Filter process.
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    Re: Pool moving water

    Ok. I will try that. Thank you


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    Shocking Pool

    Should I keep the pool setting on recirculate after adding shock to kill algae or keep it on filter?


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    Re: Shocking Pool

    Usually you should leave it on "filter" as you have to get it all out of the pool eventually.

    Are you following the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process using liquid chlorine? I get nervous when a newer member uses phrases like "adding shock" and "shocking the pool"

    I merged your threads since they appear to be related.
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    Re: Pool moving water

    My response disappeared. I am new to this forum, so I am not familiar with the SLAM method. I typically only use shock chemicals at the very beginning to open the pool and then maintain with liquid bleach and baking soda. Unless I get too busy and let the pool get away from me.


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    Re: Pool moving water

    So read the the SLAM process article ... in fact you should review a few things, but you need to get out of Tapatalk:

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    Re: Pool moving water

    Ok. I will get on the internet and do some reading.


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