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Good Afternoon; Our filter isn't working...when we hook up the ****** cleaner and it hits the green part of the pool bottom, the return shoots out green water instead of clear, like it is in bypass...what does this mean? ~Maria

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Most alge will run right through filter. You will need to kill this by superchlornation of pool. Once the alge is dead it will filter out.

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It moves until it rests at one of the bottom corners of the deep end. Then it stops. Notes: I have cleaned all filters, and recently shortened one of the Rayvac hoses a bit because of a leak.

I am not sure if this is a NEW cleaner, or not, but here are some trouble shooting ideas for you to try.

1. The hoses, the hose length should be from where the cleaner is attached, to the furthest point on the pool, plus TWO hoses. If you do not have enough hose length, that can cause the cleaner to get stuck.

2. IF A NEW CLEANER, check your RETURN LINES. If you see water shooting out of the Return Lines, into the pool, that can cause the cleaner hose to get stuck in one place. Try angling the Return Lines downward from a 4 to 7 o'clock angle, all of them going the same direction. I normally recommend that the Return Line cloest to where the cleaner is attached be angled AWAY from this place.

3. Check for wear and tear if an older cleaner. Check the Shoes and WIngs. Check to make sure you have the proper amount of flow for the cleaner to operate correctly. Check for blockage, debris, in the cleaner itself.

If you have an Owner's Manual there are some ideas in there also. If you do not have one, you can find one online at the following link:

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3.. A cracked standpipe the tube that sits in the tank, connects into the filter head
4. Filter head O-ring maybe dislodged. It's located where stand pipe connects, to the filter head inside the head.
5.. The hoses on the filter maybe hooked up backwards. The hose going from filter to pump may be connected from filter to pool.

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Mine was doing the same thing. I had the hoses switched up. I had the hose from the pump connected to the port marked RETURN (on the Hayward vari pump valve). Not good! I also had the return line hose (from pool) connected to the port marked pump. It happens! The problem is I tried EVERYTHING ELSE before I found my error. This includes a trip to Leslie's to buy a brand new multi port valve (good thing they have a return policy) AND changing out my relatively new sand in the filter AND taking apart the vertical tube and each individual flange at the bottom to clean them out. Please check your hoses FIRST if it won't backwash! By the way...I've been a pool owner for 17 years. I think my experience worked against me since I didn't recheck my work at setup.
It might SEEM like your filter is working because you get suction at the skimmer and water rushing thru the return line into the pool. It's not working if your lines are backwards like mine were! My water started turning green!

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