Recent content by Momofthreema

  1. M

    Pool size ?

    We are building an in ground, L shaped vinyl pool. It was supposed to be 36x40 and we just expanded it to 36x45. We have teens and they need space to spread out with their friends, you will appreciate that space!
  2. M

    New Build May 2021

    Does anyone have a resource for best practices equipment for a new in ground pool build? I need info on heating systems, in floor pool cleaners vs. robot, and ladders and accessories. We just renovated our kitchen and I feel like it was relatively easy to research appliance brands, locations of...
  3. M

    2 pavers broke after pool is full

    We have the exact same pool...it’s been up and running for about a month with one cracked paver without issue. We paid someone to professionally level and set the pavers and we still had an issue, which is super annoying, but the pool is fine. Our water is level and we haven’t had any issues, so...
  4. M

    looking for bungee solution for pool cover to be used daily

    We did the solar cover on the intex roll, so easy to close and prevents debris and chemical loss, plus keeps the heat in that’s gained throughout the day.
  5. M

    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    Over night test was 7ppm last night and 7ppm this morning... Doesn’t point to an algae issue, correct? So, I think we are going to replace the sand and restart the filter and see if I just messed up the filter setup.
  6. M

    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    We will do the OCLT tonight, hopefully that will help.
  7. M

    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    Ok, thank you. Yes, we have the taylor 2006 test kit. I will get the liquid shock. I feel like every time I understand something, then there is more to learn. This is our trial pool to see if we like a having a pool before we take the plunge on putting in an in-ground...if we do I should be a...
  8. M

    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    Also, I am backwashing multiple times a day because the pressure builds to more than 25% over clean every time I run it for 30 minutes. Our pool water is totally clear...it seems weird that algae would be the answer? Can you have algae and clear water?
  9. M

    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    So we shouldn’t use the shock product? I read about slamming, but I thought I could use shock?? So just use liquid chlorine? But then what about the CYA level, we are currently using the tablets in a floater, so without the tablets, do we need to add stabilizer?
  10. M

    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    We shocked the pool last night, the numbers are good, but the filter is still having the same issue where it runs fine for thirty minutes, then the pressure goes up and the suction/flow basically stops. I just feel like re-doing the sand is the only option...I can’t live like this all summer...
  11. M

    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    Now we’re thinking about getting rid of the sand and starting over. Seems like maybe I screwed up the sand fill at the beginning.
  12. M

    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    Ok, I see that now, thanks. I am so shocked that these pools are mass marketed...between the extreme leveling for setup and pool chemistry, I feel like I need PHD in pools to function 🤪
  13. M

    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    I thought free chlorine should be between 1 and 3 ppm??? Confused why 2 would be below?
  14. M

    Intex Sand Filter, still having an issue with pollen

    Pressure gradually increases from about 5 to about 8 over approximately 30 minutes. Once it reaches 8, the suction/flow back to the pool is almost nonexistent.