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Thread: Any way DE entering pool could be normal?

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    Any way DE entering pool could be normal?

    In another thread several members helped me learn how to repair a leaking pump outlet fitting. I simply used pipe dope and the leak seems stopped. During the process i turned off the suction line valves and also turned the multiport to the winterize (in between) position.

    After the repair, I started everything back up and forgot to move the multiport back to filter. The waste hose started to fill quickly and within 5 seconds i killed the pump. Then i moved it to filter and resumed.

    Again, the leak was stopped but i noticed the water turned a bit milky. I let the pump run for about 30 minutes and then killed it. After killing the pump and letting things settle i could see a bit of "grey" colored debris on the bottom of the pool. I recognize it as DE that is wet.

    Keep in mind that it was a very small amount and i just swept it all towards the drains. Also i watched the returns carefully and saw nothing visably coming out. I wonder if i didn't somehow knock some DE powder off the grids and into the return line.
    10,000 gallon
    Viking Freeform Fiberglass Inground Pool. FNS Plus DE Filter Pentair Challenger .75hp pump

    NC KANSAS44

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    Re: Any way DE entering pool could be normal?

    Most likely cause was just that.

    Scott

    Normal is a wash cycle.
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    Re: Any way DE entering pool could be normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by PoolGuyNJ
    Most likely cause was just that.

    Scott

    Normal is a wash cycle.
    Thanks Scott!
    10,000 gallon
    Viking Freeform Fiberglass Inground Pool. FNS Plus DE Filter Pentair Challenger .75hp pump

    NC KANSAS44

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