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Thread: Did I ruin my pump/filter?

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    Did I ruin my pump/filter?

    I misread directions when I started reading about borax, etc. I thought I COULD add borax while still using bacquacil. Well, after my pump starting to make a horrible screaming noise I read the information again and see that the direction was NOT to use while using Bacquacil. I am going to convert next season to no bacquacil as the cost & performance don't seem worth it. Have I really ruined things or is there hope here? Thank you.
    just to get on w/ someone who can help w/ my pool issues.

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    I should have read the pool school before posting. I have a 18' round ag pool that has about 7800 gal. I use a sand filter & have a Hayward pump.
    just to get on w/ someone who can help w/ my pool issues.

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    Apr 2007
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    I believe your pump issue is mechanical and completely unrelated to the addition of borax. We'll need some more info about the pump (describe the noise, performance, etc,) but I can't imagine the borax has anything to do with it.
    Dave S.
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    Silver Spring, MD
    Take a look at the filter. I suspect it might be very clogged. There are more likely to be problems with the filter than the pump and major filter problems can cause the pump to make strange noises. If that isn't it, check the strainer basket/pre-pump filter screen for blockages. And finally, see if you can get to the impellor (with the power off!) and see if there is anything around it (pebbles, goo, etc) and try clearing that out.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Thank you all. I will get the details about the system and post later. I will also do the recommended steps for troubleshooting.
    just to get on w/ someone who can help w/ my pool issues.

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