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    Problem with Pump

    Hi. I am new to the board.
    I have a rectangle inground pool 32'X16' with a DE filter. The pool was closed for 2years. This year we decide to open it ( The pool was not covered). It is very dirty.

    Please let me know if it is normal for a new pump to stop almost every 2 hours). If not, what could be the problem.

    Thanks
    32'X16' Rectangle IG
    2 hp pump
    36 sq ft DE filter
    New York

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    Re: Problem with Pump

    Welcome to the forum!

    How are you getting it to restart? That may help give us some ideas.
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    Re: Problem with Pump

    It's definitely not normal. Your pump should run continuously.

    Does it start back on it's own once it's kicked off?
    Is it tripping the breaker or anything?
    Is it on a timer?
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    Re: Problem with Pump

    I would add DE powder in the filter, the pump would run for about 45 minutes, the water going back in the pool was slow down until it stops; the we add backwash, add DE powder almost again every two hours
    32'X16' Rectangle IG
    2 hp pump
    36 sq ft DE filter
    New York

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    Re: Problem with Pump

    Is the pump motor stopping or is the flow stopping? It's fairly normal for a DE filter to need cleaning even hourly when the water is very dirty.
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    Re: Problem with Pump

    The flow stops
    32'X16' Rectangle IG
    2 hp pump
    36 sq ft DE filter
    New York

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    Re: Problem with Pump

    That's normal with a DE filter when the water is very dirty. For maintaining a sparkly pool, you probably can't beat DE. But when you have to clean a swamp, it can be a headache.
    John

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    Re: Problem with Pump

    You need to thoroughly clean your DE filter. Turn off the pump, shut off the valves, bleed the air from the filter and take off the top. Hose off the grids or fingers, whichever you have, until all the old DE has been removed. Re-assemble the filter and re-charge with fresh DE. If you need more detailed instructions let us know.

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