Recent content by dmitchsmith

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    Closing pool early due to home construction

    thanks for helping lay out some options! I’m thinking I’ll cover and close it up soon because as you said, with construction going on pool maintenance will likely be an after thought for me. We had a really green nasty pool at open this year (opened late and old pool cover was ripped and allowed...
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    Closing pool early due to home construction

    As a little background - this is our first year owning a pool. We bought the house back in the spring and have learned a lot about pool care and our set up along the way. However we have no experience closing a pool. It’s an in ground, sand filter, ~22k gallons. Here’s our current situation...
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    Should I have a psi reading while in recirc?

    That makes sense. Thanks so much for the help
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    Should I have a psi reading while in recirc?

    Just tried that and yes water does continuously come out. Which would be a sign that the multiport has a leak somewhere, allowing water back into the filter...right?
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    Should I have a psi reading while in recirc?

    Thanks for the reply. I turned the pump off, then switched to recirc. Then turned the pump back on. I did wonder if somehow there’s some amount of water trapped/remaining in the filter that registers a reading. But I’m a novice at this and learning as I go (with a lot of help from this site so...
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    Should I have a psi reading while in recirc?

    for reference this is my set up. I’ve seen some with the MPV mounted on top of the filter. That’s not the case with this set up. So I’m confused how the gauge is picking up a reading on recirc mode if the water isn’t being directed to the filter (where the gauge is located).
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    Should I have a psi reading while in recirc?

    Fairly new to being a pool owner. All the equipment was from the previous owner. I’m just familiarizing myself with all the equipment. i got a new pressure gauge because the old one didn’t work. The gauge is mounted on the filter and the MPV is to the right. While in filter mode I get a reading...
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    Is it a bad idea to vacuum if I can’t see bottom of pool?

    That definitely makes sense. Any tips for attempting to vacuum while being unable to see what I’m doing? I’m continuing to brush and use the leaf rake but that’s becoming less efficient as the debris is now much more fine and not all captured by the rake.
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    Is it a bad idea to vacuum if I can’t see bottom of pool?

    I’m a new pool owner (bought a house with a pool) and since opening the pool I’ve been battling a lot of debris on pool floor as well as cloudy water. The mesh covering over the pool last winter had torn in a couple places along the seams and allowed in lots of leaves and debris. I have done a...