First let me say hello and thanks for the forum. I have reading on here for over week working to solve my water chemistry issues and I would say I am heading down the right path as the pool is looking much better.
Anyway on to my issue:
I have the 18'x48" Intex Metal Frame Pool. The pool has a skimmer box with a pump attached at the bottom. This pump that came with it is a P.O.S. as everyone knows so I bought the larger 2500gph pump from Intex as well. I rigged up the new pump to piggyback behind the old one attached to the skimmer box and for about 6 weeks it seems to have worked ok.
Now for the last 2 weeks neither pump has worked worth a ****. We have bought new cartridges, cleaned them several times a day, and basically done everything we can do. The pump will flow very well for a little while and then the flow is cut down to nothing. I go out and mess with it and this whole process begins again.
This has become very frustrating as it is now the reason I cannot get the pool to finally clear up.
I am looking for a suggestion for a new pump/filter for this pool. Not sure I want to waste money on the 4000gph Intex that is out there or not. I would love to get something locally that could do that job but I doubt that is possible (I am in Richmond, VA) w/o spending 3 times what the pool cost.
Anything advice you guys care to give would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!!