Trying to bring back a neglected pool


Silver Supporter
Aug 22, 2017
West Palm Beach/Florida
Just a quick note on the M400, are you using the mesh filters or the fine pleated filters? The pleated filters will help you clear the pool up faster. It just acts like you have another filter in the pool. The mesh might not pick up all the dead algae.


Well-known member
Jan 7, 2019
Odessa, tx
I'm using the pleated now. Used the mesh to help grab up all the leaves, then realized it was kicking the algae and fine dirt out the top one day.

For the record, I'm pretty happy with it. I've been running the **** out of it since it came in. I bet it has more hours on it now than what most people use them in a year.
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Well-known member
Jan 7, 2019
Odessa, tx
FC: 13
CC: .5

For the OCLT being 1, I might be ok with. I checked my FC last night around 6:45pm and our sun doesn't fully set until nearly 9pm, then checked again about 7:15am. I really think I have this beat.

Either way I added the last two jugs of chlorine I had to be safe. That should raise me to about 18.


Bronze Supporter
Aug 2, 2017
SE Kansas!
That's how it was performed but using the lovely speedstir. I'll try again this weekend some time.
The SpeedStir is more accurate then hand 'swirl' ;)

Hard to make out but that's the drain at the bottom I haven't seen in awhile. There is still filtering to be done but hopefully I can chum the water up enough to get it the rest of the way done.
You are at the stage you can add DE if you aren't already! (I think you have a Sand filter)