Hello- just moved into a house back in October with a pool that was built in the 1970's. I maintained a pool growing up- but it has been a long time and I am getting back into the game. This pool has a sand filter (which I have no experience with). I recently replaced the booster pump as well.
Couple of questions/observations that I could use some guidance on. Any help would be much appreciated:
1. I am getting no suction in the strainer. My strainer basket floats in the strainer regardless of whether the pump is on or not.
2. Leaves, leaves, leaves. I have several large red oaks that drop leaves like crazy. Do they make leaf covers? Should I just put a winter cover on it (which is what we did when I was younger- I am in central Texas).
3. I cannot figure out where my sand filter backwashes too. There is a PVC pipe coming off the multi-port that has a large valve (in the off position) that turns into black rubber pipe and goes into the ground. I haven't backwashed since I moved in back in October- since I grew up with a cartridge type filter, I am out of my element on this sand filter stuff. Also- the pressure gauge is not registering any pressure. It may be broken or there is no pressure.
4. I am not getting any water movement in any of the in-wall jets except for the one that the polaris is hooked into to and one in-wall jet right next to it which is sucking. The other two have no water movement at all.
Thanks ahead for your ideas and help-