Hey There, I'm new to TFP and imagine this... I have NEVER used or posted in a forum before, but i'm so desperate, and I see how quick these topics get answered, So here goes... We purchased a new system last year, we have used a sand filter for the life of our pool... 8 years. The new Hayward filter/pump seemed to work great last year. Winter came and we did the unthinkable... We never covered the pool. I live on the East coast, and that is a no no here. But circumstances prevented it... Please... I KNOW NEVER to do that again. Anyhow... We started the pump this year and didnt check the DE. The water was a color I can't even describe, but we added chemicals and went with it. A few days in we noticed no change in water color, and also noticed the jet in the pool was a low pressure. We then added the required 4lb of DE. Still no change. We then took it to a local pool place and had them service it in the muriatic acid. We got it back and added the required DE again. The pool jet was good for 30 minutes or so, then the pressure slows again. We bump it as directed and find it increases the pressure... The guage reads anywhere from 13-18. Now day two comes. The jet is totally bound up, there is nothing obstructing any of the hoses, so I tried to open the cleaning valve. I notice if I let it stay open for a minute only it increases the pressure from the jet a bit, but if I keep it open for longer than 2 minutes it spits like a brand new pool. The jet it as strong as ever. This strong pressure only lasts for 20-30 minutes though. I regenerate every half hour, and it never increases that pressure. It's only when I open that valve for cleaning that I get full pressure from that jet.
As discolored as that water is the levels are pretty close to right on... go figure. The girls spent 3 hours in the pool today skimming the bottom. The amount of leaves they pulled up was incredible from having that **** cover off, the leaves were literally white from the chlorine, so I figure the discolored water is from the leaves. But thats not even my worry, Why is that **** jet not giving me full pressure????? The hoses are all clear, and both baskets are empty... (The skimmer basket and the pump basket). I have not added any more DE after the few 2 minute flushes from the valve, I know I need to, i'm thinking this has no connection to my pressure issue... PLEASE... any help would be appreciated. Thanx so much