I have been running the robot at least 2 times a day. It is coming up with some debris, but not much. I can see a difference in clarity every day even though it does not show up in the pics. I can tell because my liner looks like little small pebbles (pic below), and I can see the pebbles in the shallow end good, and can see them partially down the slope so maybe when i get home today I will be able to see the bottom in the deep end. I will get there very very soon.Hey man. When I did my SLAM last year the green stage was promising because there was substantial progress each day. Once I got to the blue-ish part, It seemed to drag on. I vacuumed daily the last few days and each time it made visible progress. Some of the cloudiness was just a reflection of the dead algae / crud that settled on the bottom. Of course vacuuming also stirred up the bottom some, so I made a width wide pass and then a second pass length wide.
There is some kinda plug in there. See pics. What a pain in the butt. Had to vac all the water and sand out.That is odd. You may have to slowly scoop & Shop-vac your way into that filter to see what's going on. Perhaps that sand is plugged & gummed-up with junk which could explain the lack of progress. Good thing you checked.
While in there, be very careful with the laterals and center stand pipe. Also don't forget once you do get everything out and clean, pre-fill the vessel with a good amount of water before dumping sand back in to help prevent damaging the laterals.
The sand in the bottom under the laterals was hard. I think this has been the issue for a while. If not I’m thinking about filling this Dang thing in and making a go kart track. LolI use a shop-vac on mine. What a mess this whole thing has been. Here is hoping this will speed things up! Good job!!
One day your pool will be trouble free.............sigh............hopefully sooner rather than later!!
Thanks. I took everything out & cleaned. Put in new sand. Think we are good now...that is a filter on the plug, well a screen i just stuck the end of the hose on mine cleared it out and it drained, the latererals come out and can be replaced, they just turn out. the whole pipe assembly will come out, clean everything good try to get all sand out if you take the laterals out it makes it easer to put back together, I put new sand in mine. I can post pics if you need them I have the same setup