Still very much green in the world of pools. I have a neighbor with pampus grass (drops lots of seed pod things this time of year) and I have to clean my baskets about daily of the junk. What I have noticed, and it also happens with some grass clippings, is that the in line filter on my polaris (on a return jet) gets clogged up with the stuff as well. It is much smaller in size there, but it should be getting trapped by the sand in the filter, correct? I asked a fellow employee as we were discussing my success with TFP and BBB (he ordered a TFTK), and he said he has a pressure relief on his filter, which I don't. I also have a hose that comes out of the bottom and doesn't go to anything in my filter (parts lookup call it a pressure relief), and I also have a pipe coming out of the ground near my pump and filter that has a cap and a bunch of holes drilled in it. I have no idea what that is for.
Can anyone shed some light on any of this, and tell me if the reason I am getting trash through the sand is because of the pressure relief not working right because of the air trapped in the filter?
The filter is catching algae and other things because the water is crystal clear and very shallow looking. When I backwash, algae and junk can be seen in the sight glass. How are these seed pods getting through?