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    When I changed the sand it didn't look gooed up at all. There were small amounts of green stuff in the filter (I assumed algea). I cleaned everything, bleached the heck out of it (to try and kill the algea) and replaced the sand. Yes, I have added some clarifier afterwards, but it's not sand...
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    Well, I decided to try something new. Instead of vacuuming, I used a pool toy, the giant syringe squirt guns, to suction all the top soil out of the pool. I took probably an hour and a half, instead of 5 minutes with a pool vacuum, but then I ran the filter for 4-5 hours. Only a small amount of...
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    The sand was brand new already. It looks like topsoil, it almost looks like the pump/filter is causing a vacuum and pulling dirt up from the ground through a hole in the liner. But what doesn't make sense, is I'm not loosing water. But the dirt has to be coming from somewhere. This happened...
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    I used about 3 oz of clarifier straight into the skimmer basket to try and help catch the dirty.
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    double post. whoops.
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    But realistically with all new sand, I'm not filtering down to 10 microns, I'm probably around 40. At 40, I can see some dirt getting through. The problem is, I vacuum and it comes back after running the pump/filter. Every time. If I don't run the pump/filter the pool stays clean. How can a...
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    So in the meantime between getting an at home test kit, I took the sample and it's definitely dirt. Topsoil is my guess, with a few bits of tree seedlings from the oaks in the yard. There's no way a sand filter is going to catch or trap this. If I had an In ground pool, this would make...
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    Thanks so much! I only have the one, but that's a really good suggestion!
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    That's exactly what I was thinking! The return jets for a sand filter don't have a screen, right? In your return line to the pool, you just have the eyeball, the nut that holds the eyeball, and the adapter that secures to the side of the pool, you don't have any filter or pressure reducer...
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    I took apart the lines between my pump and the pool and the filter and the pump. I found this guy behind the eyeball return. The number shows it's for the sand filter, which I have one under the cap of my sand filter. it doesn't belong there, right? This shouldn't be behind the eyeball? There...
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    Ahhhh. Very good point....
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    By lurking, I sort of meant, I came here, searched for specific topics for advice, or suggestions, or how do I do this better. To my question, is there like a manual for that test kit? It looked as if there wasn't any sort of annalyzer that would provide a PPM readout. Ahhh. Gotcha. It's...
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    I do not mean to sound sarcastic, but how is a $70 at home test kit going to be better than the digital analyzer the pool store uses, that actually gives me a readout in PPM of the sample? Is there a reader that comes with the kit that can't be seen in the photos? The kit listed, sort of looks...
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    I forgot to grab the water printout this morning. I'll post this evening. Everything was good, but Chlorine was high (from the supershock/algeacide) we did. I haven't done a Overnight Chlorine Loss test. Sounds like a good idea. My local pool store their reader is broken so I have to make a...
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    Anybody? (It's possible my thread wasn't approved yet, because if I'm not signed in, I can't see the thread. I get an "Ooops this page cant be found"). In case this posts, I did take the pump apart yesterday, expecting to find sludge inside, but I didn't. The pump, the impeller, and even the...
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    Hey All, 1 Been lurking on the site since last year ( I bought a house with a 24' AG pool). When I opened the pool there was a lot of dirt on the bottom, I vacuumed it all out twice, through the sand filter, then backwashed the filter. Great, no big deal. Well as off recently, I've been...