PLEASE HELP ~ can't get SWP clean

laneysmom

New member
Oct 31, 2009
2
I bought a 16X48 Intex Ultra Frame Salt Water Pool last year - we filled it with well water (put a sock over the hose going in and a towel over the water return to catch some of the silt/dirt/rust), we had brown water for several days and let the pump run for about 4 days straight and ended up with crystal clear water. We used the pool all summer long with no issues - I never had to add anything to it, only had to test it once a week, only had to shock it once at the end of the summer after a week-long rain. I drained the pool to start it back up this year just so we could start off with 100% fresh water and for some reason I can't get the silt/dirt/clay/rust out of my pool. It is clearer than it was a week ago - it is clear water but has a brown tint. Our 100 degree NW Florida weather means my kids are about to have a fit to get in the pool NOW. We could have been using it for over a month now, but I just can't get the water clean. I spent $50 on a device called The Circulator that doesn't fit so I had to return it. Then I bought a Hayward AquaBug vac to get the silt off the bottom and it won't work either. The pump (Intex 2500 GPH, SW chlorinator - provided with pool) doesn't seem to be very good. We had no problems with it last year, but this year it pumps for a little while and then quits or shuts down. I just want my pool clean and clear without having to spend any more money than I've spent already. I know I probably need to scrap the Intex filter/pump, but am unsure how to do that and still keep my SWG. I need quick and affordable options to get my pool swimable for my children...I am a teacher and I chose to work all last summer teaching VPK just to have the extra $$ to buy the pool. It is a shame that I took this summer off to spend it with my kids in the pool and now we can't even use it!!
 

Julieannmims

Member
Apr 23, 2010
11
Northwest Florida
yes you can put a regular pump and filter on the pool and keep your swg. I did it. I also live in nw florida and had the same issues with getting the pool clean as soon as we put on non intex equiptment the pool was crystal clear within a few hours!
 

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