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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    Yeah, CYA is 0. Completely drained and re-filled last year. Have been using bleach ever since so there’s no way for CYA to get in. How much should I add?
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    Woh! I can see the bottom! FC - 5.6 Ph - 8.0 Alk - 90 CYA - 0
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    What age can the kids start swimming without immediate adult supervision?

    Sorry if it sounded like I was questioning you. I was just having a memory of what I was doing at 12.
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    Potential electrical issue?

    Ok will give that a try. Thanks!
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    What age can the kids start swimming without immediate adult supervision?

    When I was 12 I was doing mile long swims in lakes for the Boy Scouts.
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    Potential electrical issue?

    Crud. That's what I was afraid of. Time to get a new pump? Or check the connections as Bama mentioned - not sure how comfortable I am with that.
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    Yep that's exactly right.
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    Potential electrical issue?

    Yeah, i'm a bit scared!
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    Potential electrical issue?

    When I was working around my filter, my foot accidentally hit the bonding wire that connects the pool to the pump, and it the wire popped out of the nut. No big deal, place it back in the nut and tighten. One weird thing did happen though - As soon as the bonding wire came off, the pump...
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    This is taking foreverrrrrr!!!!!
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    Thanks for this. Good visual!
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    You shut the pump off? So the vacuum that was created is enough to pull the crud from the bottom?
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    That’s a great idea. Thank you.
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    Oh I’m well aware of that process now! Haha
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    Unfortunately the vacuum doesn’t work. Filter gets clogged in 2 minutes of vacuuming, then the suction goes away.
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    And here’s the pool situation. Please ignore the random furniture.
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    Here is the setup. Pretty basic.
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    I use a Taylor pool chemistry kit. I haven’t been testing much though, because I can’t imagine much is happening with the filter barely moving! After 10 minutes, the water pressure coming out of the filter and into the pool is barely pushing my hand. I put 5 gallons of bleach in on Sunday and...
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    Ok when I go back out there I’ll snap some pics. So you’re thinking - use a sand filter until the algae is gone, then go back to DE?
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    Today the filter lasted an entire 4 minutes before needing to be bumped again!!!
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    Can you tell me a little more on how this would work on an above ground pool? Sorry I’m not fully understanding.
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    After 5 days of bumping every 30 minutes, I stopped. I couldn't take it anymore. I literally had to de-clog the filter over 60 times!
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    Yes, doing a slam. 30+ FC. Pool is fairly clear. Went from green, to cloudy blue, to clear(ish) blue. But still a tad cloudy and I'm pretty sure it's because the filter just can't handle the AMOUNT of Crud going through it.
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    For example, would buying a larger HP pump to push through the filter allow me to bump every 2 hours instead of every 30 minutes? Losing my mind over here.
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    Merged threads. TFP Mod I've been bumping (and or recharging) my DE filter every 30 minutes for the past week, trying to get the algae out. It's taking so long, because literally 10 minutes after bumping or re-charging, the filter is clogged again. Ahhh!!! Please tell me there is some other...
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    Thank you both!
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    Filter becomes clogged after an hour

    I’m SLAMing right to get rid of the green swamp I let happen over the winter. It’s currently in the cloudy blue stage. But anyway, I’ve noticed my filter is getting worse than ever at clogging up. And by clogging up, I mean the pressure going back into the pool becomes less and less and...
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    How to know where electrical line is for pool?

    Thank you! I will ask them.
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    How to know where electrical line is for pool?

    We actually used 811 last year, but I don’t think they found the pool line. Just the main electric line.