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    Well, the worst just happened...

    Couldn't find a specific forum for this. Mods feel free to move.

    Big hail storm yesterday. 3 hours of downpour and my garden couldn't take it, it got flooded and grad, dirt and tons of leaves went into the pool.

    It is dark grey.

    I had to use flocculant to settle it down.
    Lets see how it goes tomorrow.

    Vaccuming will be a monumental job because of the leaves. My vacuum line has a valve check and it got obstructed in two secs

    any advice ?Attachment 60386IMG_4614.jpg
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    Re: Well, the worst just happened...

    No one ever HAS TO use flocculent. Hopefully it works out for you and doesn't make a bigger mess that you have to deal with inside of your filter.

    You should use a leaf rake to manually remove as many of the leaves as possible before you vacuum.
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    Re: Well, the worst just happened...

    If you believe the leaves have settled to the bottom, might be worth dragging a leaf rake across the floor of the pool to get as many as you can. 10 minutes of that could save a lot of vacuum obstruction clearing. For floor raking I like the cheapo kind like this one, with a thin lip that you can drag or push across the bottom.

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    Well, the worst just happened...

    Muy buena la granizada de anoche!!


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    Re: Well, the worst just happened...

    De a madre!!!

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    Thanks guys. I'll buy a leaf rake tomorrow morning and vacuum afterwards

    i know i don't HAVE TO use flocculant but thought it could speed up the process. I'll be vacuuming to waste to avoid filter damage.
    Electricity is not cheap in Mexico and although I have solar panels I decided to vacuum a couple of times to have a clear pool this weekend instead of 5 days of filtering.

    I also shocked the pool to avoid algae or bacteria from the flood. Better to prevent.
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    Re: Well, the worst just happened...

    Review the SLAM process we teach. Not sure what you meant by "shocked" but we do not suggest 1 time massive chlorine additions if that is what you did.
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    Re: Well, the worst just happened...

    In addition to leaf rake, you may want to get one of these cheap yet effective devices.

    Poolmaster 28300 Big Sucker Pool Leaf Vacuum and Bag with High Pressure Water Jets and Multi Directional Wheels - Classic Collection https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007PZN9Q..._tpgdzbSAG3D9K

    They use the garden hose to create suction to shoot the leaves in a bag. I find this device is easier for a large load of leaves, then use my leaf rake when I get a few leaves at the bottom.
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    Re: Well, the worst just happened...

    I did mean the SHOCK part of the SLAM process as the first step and to avoid bacteria or algae growth from this bad situation.
    obviously I'll be following all due to the conditions of the pool.


    spinPHD, thanks for the leave sucker advice, I'd be looking into that
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    Re: Well, the worst just happened...

    I went through the same thing a few years ago. It took about 1 week to get it looking good again. No big deal except for backwashing the sand filter about every 1/2 hour for the first day. I had a thick layer of silt settle on the bottom. After taking care of what was on the surface I let my suction side cleaner drive around and take care of the fine mud that settled.
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    Re: Well, the worst just happened...

    I know we try to be purists, but sometimes a vegan needs a big burger

    flocculant worked as expected

    vacuum to waste. Minimal loss of water
    pool at 85%

    thanks all
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    Re: Well, the worst just happened...

    Excelente!

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