If dirt is reappearing at the bottom of your swimming pool after you've vacuumed it your pool's filter may be working poorly. Pool filters often work poorly because they're in need of cleaning. If you have a sand filter for your pool you need to make sure that the sand is sharp and freshened up.
Reasons why dirt might return to your pool through the jets during vacuuming or after backwashing include not rinsing after backwashing, a damaged spider gasket, damaged filter or the pool pump being too large for the filter.
Remember: vacuuming your pool regularly will help keep your pH balanced easier and more controlled. Skim your pool for debris, such as leaves, bugs, etc. and be sure to check your skimmer and empty that regularly as well.
The appearance of brown algae on the bottom of the pool is a sign of the beginning of an infestation of mustard algae. This is one of the most difficult types of algae to get rid of, and gets its name from its yellowish-brown color.
Most pools need to run around 6 to 8 hours per day to complete a single sanitization cycle of the water. While this is adequate, running the pump for a longer period will filter out any dirt that's floating around before it has a chance to settle at the bottom of the pool. Think of it like a cup of coffee.
Typically, with a sand filter, if you have dirt and debris returning into your pool via the jets, this is usually a sign of broken lateral's which will need to be replaced.
These are likely caused by leaves, berries, algae, worms, dead animals, or other organic debris that will leave stains if allowed to settle on the pool surface. If they are not removed right away, they will sink down and begin to decay on your pool's floor. Fortunately, organic stains can be easy to remove.
Take measurements about every ten to 15 feet around the entire perimeter of the pool and write each measurement down on a rough drawing of the pool shape. If the water level is down one inch from the grout line at point X, it should be the same one inch all away around the pool.
If there has been a serious invasion of excess dirt and debris, you may also need to shock your pool. Vacuuming is recognized as the only way to remove sediment from the bottom of a pool.
Backfilling a pool is the process of filling the empty space left by the inground pool with gravel, sand, or dirt. Backfilling is just one part of the pool removal process. The concrete floor and walls of the pool must be broken up and/or removed prior to backfilling.
At an average of $0.004 per gallon, city water is the most inexpensive and most popular option. For 15,000 to 30,000 gallons, you'll pay between $60 and $120.
Splitting that into two lines will not likely double the flow rate as there is a pressure drop, but it should increase the total flow rate considerably.
If it has a high flow rate, the well can most likely fill a pool, but with a low flow rate, it may run dry. You should also consider whether you're sharing the water table with neighbors and whether you're currently in a drought.
With the warmer weather recently, some people were thinking of filling up their pool. However, if you are filling a pool, you shouldn't use a fire hydrant. While using a hydrant may be quicker, it can be very dangerous.
Once water is removed (and subsequently, the interior hydrostatic pressure), if there's an influx of groundwater, it will push the pool up and out of place. As a general rule, you shouldn't keep any pool empty for longer than it needs to be. Get the work done that you needed to do and refill it as soon as possible.
For example if our pool is 30′ long, 20′ wide' and 6′ deep, it has a total volume of 3,600 square feet (30x20x6). The total square footage divided by 27 is 133.33, this indicates that your pool will need 133.33 cubic yards of material to fill it in.
Above-Ground as In-Ground
Because of this, it is absolutely imperative that the backfilling in this scenario is done properly. The pool must be filled prior to backfilling to prevent pool wall collapse and the water level in the pool must always be higher than ground level by at least 1 foot.
Yes, it is possible to "restore" a filled in pool. And, for those interested, a good liner company can produce a liner to fit practically any pool design and shape.
In fact, to demolish and fill in a swimming pool is almost as common as building a new one, and an entire business sector exists to help homeowners get rid of swimming pools. There are many reasons you might choose to eliminate your pool.
Definition of dirty pool
: underhanded or unsportsmanlike conduct.