How to Correct Pool Water Circulation

Crystal clear pool is a science — literally. Proper water chemistry is vital to maintaining the water from becoming muddy or microbes from growing. But even when the chemical levels are in equilibrium, a pool may still encounter problems when the water does not circulate well enough. Powerful circulation keeps the pool clean of debris by running it through the filter. You can usually remedy the issue of inferior pool water flow by making a few changes to your care routine to help keep the water moving.

Rank the Jets

A pool typically includes two to three reunite jets at which water that filters through the flow system returns to the pool. For successful circulation, it will help to get these multidirectional jets, because they let you determine the direction the water returns to the pool. Point the jets in a direction that spins the water in the pool. Typically, that means guiding the jets to emit water and in the contrary direction of this pool skimmer — that installation helps mixture water from the base of the pool with water at the surface for improved flow.

Address Dead Areas

No matter how you prepare the jets, then there are usually places in a pool that suffer from poor circulation. Known as lifeless locations, these spots include places on the other side of the pool steps and ladders, adjacent to the skimmer and return fittings, corners in a rectangular pool, the center of a round or oval pool as well as the bottom half of a pool with no main or bottom drain. By pointing the return jets downward, it means that water circulates more effectively through the pool to reach many of these dead places. But best practices involve replacing conventional return jets with a specialty fitting that is designed to circulate water by rotating, which disperses water more effectively. You also need to run the pool filter at least eight hours a day in order that the water moves through the flow system regularly. Regular use of this pool for swimming and perform activities may also help circulate water into dead places.

Regular Cleaning

Cleaning the pool on a consistent basis is another crucial step in correcting its flow. Take some time to brush dead areas to eliminate dirt, algae and other debris that might cling to these areas, so the filter has a opportunity to eliminate them from the water. Brush the pool at least once a week with brush fitted into a telescopic pole to readily adjust its length to reach most areas of the pool. Normal vacuuming also assists with flow. You might want to hook up a automatic vacuum and leave it to the base of the pool for an whole day at least once weekly to completely address these dead places.

Wash the Filter

Clean out the filter regularly to prevent clogs that could back up the machine. For a filter, turn off the pump and open the air bleed valves at the filter’s very top and the drain vent at the bottom, so the water drains from the filter housing. Remove the filter cartridges and then rinse with a garden hose, and then clean the filter tank of debris as well. Having a sand or diatomaceous earth filter, then turn off the pump and then open the valve for the release or waste line. Attach the release hose and direct it where you want the dirty water to go. Move the filter lever into the “Backwash” position and restart the pump. Watch the water in the filter’s view glass — after it’s clear, you can turn off the pump, place the lever back to filter and then restart the pump.

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