pool cleaner not moving then dirt spewing out

Markjohns

Active member
Jun 18, 2020
31
Az
everything worked fine til Sunday when we returned from vacation. We have the 4 WHEEL POOL CLEANER.. It worked great til Sunday. Its Wednesday and just now when i hit "quick clean", dirt comes pouring out the jets from the pool wall , literally dirt. It didn't do that this morning when I tried to get the pool cleaner to work/run but just now. My wife witnessed it. I have no idea here. Please help.

Mark
 

Markjohns

Active member
Jun 18, 2020
31
Az
I'm going to assume suction. Should I backwash? If so, how? I have a push/pull valve. The quick clean function is on the pump. Pentair vs system
 

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ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
24,727
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
What model filter do you have?

What is your filter pressure when you crank your pump up with quick clean?

When did you last backwash the filter?
 

susa

Well-known member
Oct 31, 2010
610
Deep South
Sounds like a dirty filter since material is coming out from the pipes after the filter & pump

We just replaced one Poolvergnuegen with a Dolphin Warrior SE robot. Now the IntelliFlow VF can concentrate on just being a smart variable speed system (it is programmed with Features Overrride set 1 minute apart from Filter Start/Stop times to run at less than 100 watts power) and the media filter remains apparently clean since the robot now catches debris.
 
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