classic pump lid bubble

aquam4n

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Apr 16, 2021
47
Los Angeles, CA
So I cleaned out the DE filter (opened it up and cleaned the grids), added 6lbs of DE power to the skimmer and with the skimmer/main drain valve open (diverter valve open) so I don't think the main drains are sucking and the side wall valve open i have this20210503_194213.jpg
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
So backup, was everything flowing well before you backwashed your DE filter?
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
I am lost as to what worked when.

How is your flow from your returns?
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
25,666
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
I have 3 in the spa that are "weak" and 3 in the pool that are "stronger"

How were they before you began all these changes?
 

aquam4n

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Apr 16, 2021
47
Los Angeles, CA
Honestly didn't check, I think my plumbing and or valve had an issue all along then I introduced a bad pump into the equation not realizing it until your great advice then swapping back to my SS pump with new piping and valves is what did it. Now to let it run!
 
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