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Thread: Yucky stuff in filter?

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    Yucky stuff in filter?

    I added CYO I put it in a knee high on the filer where it dumps water back in the pool. The knee high has gunk in it now. Is that because I need to change the filter? Can I leave the knee high there all the time tocollect any junk the poolk does cleaner today.
    Cheryl
    14X42 Intex Ultra Frame

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    Need a little more info... what kind of pool and filter? How long has the CYA-filled knee-hi been on the return?

    8000 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, 12" sand filter (don't have the specs on the pump), TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, CYA-Chlorine Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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    Intex 12ft pool, I put it on the pool around noon today and removed it around 6pm tonight when I got up. I work third shift. The filter is the small one that came with the pool
    Cheryl
    14X42 Intex Ultra Frame

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    Is your water clear? I may not be remembering another thread about that...

    The knee-hi will not hurt to leave on all the time, but your filter should be catching that... with that small cartridge (I assume "A") you probably should to hose it off WELL daily when you are having a problem, and at least weekly when you are not.

    You can leave the knee-hi with CYA tied to your ladder even when the pump is not running. When I had an Intex pool (but before I knew BBB) I left the pump on 24/7.

    8000 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, 12" sand filter (don't have the specs on the pump), TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, CYA-Chlorine Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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    These days they are selling Intex pools with very small filter pumps I have noticed. I have a size B larger filter with my pump and wash it out good it out atleast twice a day, more often if there are special circumstances. I don't think you can overdo it with washing out the paper filters. And I replace the filter every week to 10 days with a new one. The only thing I have ever had trouble with the filter not catching is sand that is too heavy to be picked up by the water flow.

    Also if you aren't doing it already, make sure when you get ready to restart the filter pump after washing the filter, to unscrew the thing on the top and leave it unscrewed until only water comes out of the top of the pump. I went a good two years not knowing to do this lol. It raises the water level up higher onto the filter.

    Another thing is to make absolutely certain that you have no air leaks around any of the fittings, check the hose clamps and O Rings and such really good, even a tiny air leak in there can reduce the power of your pump and filter. Often water will not be leaking especially on the hose connection bringing water from the pool to the filter, but when it gets to sucking good, it will pick up a little air. If there is a water leak, even a small one, it can really reduce your power.

    And sometimes you just have a pump that does not work as well as it should, even if it is brand new.
    Fort Wayne IG Vinyl 18 x 36 (22,000 G)
    3/4 hp Pentair Pump
    Sand Filter
    Polaris 280 w/ booster pump
    Chlorine
    No heater yet...solar cover
    Mount Airy, NC

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