So I bought a home about 2.5 years ago with an indoor pool. I have a grasp of most things but I am glad I found this forum. When I bought the house it had a filter system and I changed about a year ago to a sand filter system as I did not feel the filter system was keeping why water cystal clear enough.
So my pool guy came a we put in a new 1.5 HP pump and a sand filter system with ZEOBrite inside. This system works well any usually at about 15 pounds pressure! I backwash about once every 70-90 days or so. My pump runs about 18 hours a day with no problems and water is crystal clear.
Here is my problem or questions - my pool has a small leak so I have a garden hose set up in the pool room to "top up" the pool every so often from my well water. Well, I forgot it was on the other day and overflowed the pool - so I back washed the sytem until the pool was at an acceptable level. When the water reseeded it took some of the dirt from the pool room floor with it - now the bottom of my pool is quite dirty with pile of dirt forming all over. Sooooo I spent about 35 minutes yesterday with the pool vacuum ( sand filter remained on FILTER ). When I was finished I just shut the pump off, unhooked vacuum and started everything up again. Well this morning the bottom of the pool is all dirty again!
Am I vacuuming the pool wrong? Should I put the sand filter system on something else when vacuuming? Should I do something special when I am finished vacuuming?
Any feedback I could get would be great!
Thanks! BTW - pool is about 14 x 30 vinyl lined above ground pool that has clorine sanitizer if that matters.