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Old 05-11-2012, 06:47 AM
 
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Their was a dusstorm on wednesday, my pool still has a lot of dust on surface, what shall I do ? I had the pump running for 3-4 hours at high speed
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Gilbert - Val Vista Lakes
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Their was a dusstorm on wednesday, my pool still has a lot of dust on surface, what shall I do ? I had the pump running for 3-4 hours at high speed
Sweep the walls and bottom toward the drain, is my suggestion. And/or vacuum it.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:09 AM
 
Location: the AZ desert
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Is your filter clean (or does it need to be backwashed)?
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:40 AM
 
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Do you have a skimmer basket on a pole? Skim off what you can. Clean the in-ground skimmer baskets of debris. Backwash the sand filter, if that's what kind you have. Brush the sides and bottom, if needed.

This time of year the pool pump should be running 8-12 hours each day here.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:40 AM
 
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As others have said, clean the filters, use a leaf net to get out any debris, brush the walls, and vacuum the floor. You'll have to do that several times over several days to get all the dust out.
If you have a sand filter, those only get things down to about 30 microns. One trick is to add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of DE or equivalent into a bucket of water. Leave your pump on 24/7 until your water is sparkling. Mix it up, remove your skimmer basket and then slowly pour that mixture directly into your skimmer. That will coat the sand and strain things down to 5 microns or lower. You'll have to backwash more often but it gets your water clean very quickly.
Only do this if you have a sand filter. Other filtering systems don't need this.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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It will need to run for much longer than that. I've had mine running for over 30 hours since the storm and got most of the dirt out of the water. Now I have to sweep and vacuum the heavy stuff that has settled on the bottom. A pool takes a lot of work to clean up after a big storm. Empty the skimmer baskets and watch your filter pressure and clean the filters if need be but running the filter for a long time is what you need to do.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Hyrule
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After you are done with all that you might want to throw a shock in there to prevent a virus or algae. Then brush it, let the vacuum get it or if an old pool manually vacuum. Dust and leaves can bring in an algae, pour some anti algae liquid in there as well. It will be sparkling in no time.

How do you clean murky and green pool water
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:05 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Do pool covers help with that and do most people use them?
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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If you have the in floor cleaning systems it is going to take few days for the water to clear up. They work by blowing the dust into the water where it is filtered out. The dust is diluted continually until it is gone. Vacuum systems work a lot better for massive dust mess like we get after a storm. They directly suck up the dirt from the bottom. I had to take out the debris with the net, but the Barracuda cleaned up the dirt in four hours. When I had in floor, I had a vacuum attachment that you hook into the skimmer and then work around the pool with the pole. Boring, but effective and cheap.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:24 AM
 
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Do pool covers help with that and do most people use them?
The covers are more work than the dust storms. They're expensive, heavy, hard to move and store, wear out in the sun and they get dirty, too. Most people don't use them.
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