I have tons of questions, being a pool noob. Here's the background:
Bought a Kafko 20x40 setup; steel. One wide mouth skimmer, two main drains [going to one 1.5" pipe], two returns [1.5" each]. The kit came with a Pentaire SD80 [1.5" setup]. I upgraded the pump to an Intelliflow [2"]. I have an autopilot for the salt system.
We filled the pool with water Wednesday night. We got the filter working Thursday morning. The water came from the fire hydrant. Even after letting the hydrant run for a bit, we have sediment in the pool and murky water. I'm not sure if the murkiness is from the sediment or something else. On a new pool, how long should it be before the water is clear? Should I be doing anything besides waiting? I am backwashing 2-3x per day.
The guys who helped me install the pool said to wait two weeks before adding salt and starting up the Autopilot. Does that sound correct?
I'm running the Intelliflow at 50GPM right now. It's about 25PSI on the filter guage. I was running at 75 but was pushing 31PSI [understand the filter's max is 35]. Is this sand filter any good? Should I upgrade to one that supports 2" and more PSI? Should I be trying to go with a higher GPM to get the water filtered faster? Am I being too impatient?
The family is looking at me to solve this so they can jump into the pool!
Also, is there a desired number for turning the water over in the pool? I'm guessing I have around 30,000 gallons.
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