I've got my new Intex 18ft. metal frame up and running. The water, from my well, was not too difficult to get balanced (despite having a starting ph of 5.5). The 1500gph pump and cartridge filter seem to do fine on this pool (which is set under a tree and some blooming crape myrtles). The over-the-side skimmer does a good job too. The vacuum, which uses the pump via the skimmer, actually does a good job of cleaning without much effort.
I have a fine layer of red sediment on the pool floor. It either came from the well or from the air. Oklahoma is made of red dust, after all. Not a lot but enough to vacuum a clear visible path through it. The pool would be sparkling if the sediment were gone. As I vacuum, however, a red cloud begins to develop at the return. The stuff is passing through the filter. I'm catching some too because the cartridge turns red. It is easily washed off.
I can't think of a way to get this sediment out of the pool. Any ideas?
Also, do sand filters trap fine sediment like this?
Bethel Acres, OK