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    Problem with pool filter and need advice

    Here is a description of what is going on...I was vacuuming the bottom of the pool this evening. I went to unhook the hose and was going to backwash. I noticed that the pump basket was not full, but just immediately using the water as quickly as it entered it from the pool. This often happens when it needs backwashed, so I tried that, but the water was barely coming out of the backwash hose and it is not backwashing correctly. The only thing I can think of is that maybe something is stuck in the line between the skimmer and the pump basket, but the water seems to be entering the pump basket correctly, with a full stream of water. ??

    Any thoughts would be welcome.

    Thanks!!
    27' AG round pool; vinyl liner; 1 HP pump; 40 GPM Tagleus sand filter

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    Re: Problem with pool filter and need advice

    First, make sure the water level is high enough that the skimmer is drawing in a good amount of water. Then check the skimmer basket to be sure it isn't clogged. Then check the pipe between the skimmer and the pump.
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    Re: Problem with pool filter and need advice

    Thanks...hose between skimmer and pump was plugged with helicopters. Up and running again and got my dpd test kit in the mail today. Yea!!

    Thanks again!
    27' AG round pool; vinyl liner; 1 HP pump; 40 GPM Tagleus sand filter

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    Re: Problem with pool filter and need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by queenofmyswamp
    pump was plugged with helicopters.
    I would complain to the FAA
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    Re: Problem with pool filter and need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Poolidiot
    Quote Originally Posted by queenofmyswamp
    pump was plugged with helicopters.
    I would complain to the FAA
    Only if they were the black-ops helocopters !
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    Re: Problem with pool filter and need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Poolidiot
    Quote Originally Posted by queenofmyswamp
    pump was plugged with helicopters.
    I would complain to the FAA
    That's the best laugh I've had all day! Thanks Poolidiot!
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    Re: Problem with pool filter and need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey
    Quote Originally Posted by Poolidiot
    Quote Originally Posted by queenofmyswamp
    pump was plugged with helicopters.
    I would complain to the FAA
    That's the best laugh I've had all day! Thanks Poolidiot!
    Well Casey, As you can tell by my name, I am no expert in pool care so I have to contribute to this great site some how.
    27' Round AG, 17,200 gallons, sand filter

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    Re: Problem with pool filter and need advice

    Okay, here I am 3 years later and having the exact same problem, but I took apart the hose from the skimmer to the pump basket and there is no blockage this time ~ full flow of water. Any other suggestions?
    27' AG round pool; vinyl liner; 1 HP pump; 40 GPM Tagleus sand filter

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