Hello All ,
Yesterday was the grand pool opening day !!!!! and of course my wife and I am attemping to do it on our own . A little about our pool, came with house, inground 33ft by 18ft, Hayward DE filter and super pump, was opened last year but not cleaned just shocked and DE added to verify pool in working contition.
PS - last year had a company come do these things
1st let me start with our successes:
Got the loop lock off with it falling to the bottom of the pool
Succuessfully connected pump to filter
Placed eyeballs in pool and baskets in skimmer
This is were the fun stopped .....ok i just want to go over some of the setting that I see on the filter and pump housing.
In front of the filter the is a knob the has the following setting :
In front of the pump I have the following setting:
1/2 and 1/2
Full port 1
Full port 2
The things I was told at the pool store:
Add about 5 gallons of water to the pump.
Release air pressure value on the filter, turn pump on, and when you see water squirting out of the value the filter the filter and pump is ready.
Ok let me stop here because I wasn't sure about setting on the two knobs I mentioned above , so them on the following settings : Rinse and Full port 2
So while the pump was running a felt air coming out of the air value but never saw the water squirting ????? but i waited about 20 minutes and changed the settings on the knob in front of the filter to "FILTER"
And just to let everyone know once I turned on the pump I did add some DE to the skimmer.
Ok ..... now I have everything running but I am not seeing any activity at the skimmer/eyeballs and the part that really worries me I am not seeing anything coming in on the input (from the pool) hole in the pump ???
It looks like to me that water is not cycling through the pump/filter ....
At this point I stop for the night .... sun setting and mosquito’s biting ...
Could anyone please help me, I tried to be as detailed as possible in my post ... but if anyone needs any more information do not hesitate to ask ....
I haven't taken water levels yet, put I willpost as soon as I do ....
Thanks in advance