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    pool cleaner not moving then dirt spewing out

    I'm going to assume suction. Should I backwash? If so, how? I have a push/pull valve. The quick clean function is on the pump. Pentair vs system
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    pool cleaner not moving then dirt spewing out

    everything worked fine til Sunday when we returned from vacation. We have the 4 WHEEL POOL CLEANER.. It worked great til Sunday. Its Wednesday and just now when i hit "quick clean", dirt comes pouring out the jets from the pool wall , literally dirt. It didn't do that this morning when I tried...
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    dirt and a greenish tint

    Post your quest
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    dirt and a greenish tint

    Whats the forums thoughts on lowering phosphate levels to treat algae and also what's the difference between chlorine granules and liquid-besides the obvious of course. :)
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    dirt and a greenish tint

    thank you for that info. I did TA and it was 170, the solution turned to yellow. So I assume just leave it alone then? Mark
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    dirt and a greenish tint

    I am doing exactly what the test gives and what pool math says. today was better. Last night before bed it was 20, this morning 14 BUT...... I also tested the PH and that's cleearly 8.2 or more. should I add some muriatic acid? Mark
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    dirt and a greenish tint

    My point is sometimes slamming doesnt work. I followed to a TEE the process, it went away then 3 day later it was back. it looked great for 2 days then bam,right back to greenish, I kept the FC level above the recommended 7-9 during the post slam
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    dirt and a greenish tint

    I am a member of nextdoor app here in Glendale, aZ. there are about 20 people who are saying the same thing I am saying. The algae goes away then comes back. literally the same type and the same symptoms that I have been discussing for a week now so its not just me. :))
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    dirt and a greenish tint

    I didn't do on purpose. it called for 2 gallons and just over 3 quarts. I added 3 gallons. thats not much over the recommended dosage.
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    dirt and a greenish tint

    ok, here we try again but more questions. yesterday I added just a tad bit more than recommended to get to 22 FC per pool math and waited over 1hour and tested the water, it was 34. this morning 8.5 hours later it ws 25. the pool looks 100x better. I notice that the water level is low, not...
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    dirt and a greenish tint

    i cant go back right if have to run the pump 24/7 correct? if that is the case I need to get the driver on the pump replaced as I cannot see the display numbers to change it. also, if I run 24/7 what speeds should I run 1.2, 3 intervals? I dont want my electric bill to be any higher than
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    dirt and a greenish tint

    no, it passed t he test but now wednesday. it went BACK to being greenish. as a matter of fact its worse for some reason. I didn't know my pump wasn't running 24/7. The display is hard to read and I now know the driver needs replaced. for example, this morning I measured the fC at over 18 and...
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    dirt and a greenish tint

    ok sooo confused as usual. my pump I now know is set on a 12 hour schedule so during the slam it ran for only 12 hours, not 24. now, its wednesday and my pool is cloudy again.