I have a sta-rite 70tx on a 14x21 in-ground pool. I shut off the filter and put a pool cover on four years ago. This spring I pulled the cover off, scoped the sludge off the bottom, and turned on the pump. Everything appeared to be working ok, loads of flow through the system. However it didn't get cleaner (used shock and gallons of chlorene).
I used your documentation and purchased a replacement cartridge. No improvement. This weekend I used a product to get the contamination to drop to the bottom. It did just fine. when I use the cleaner to suck up everything it all just comes out the return. It's not being captured by the cartridge.
I've checked the cartridge is set tight to the base, cleaned the air filter, etc. (about a dozen times) Everything seems correct, but the water is not being filtered.
- Suggestions on how to repair this?
- Do you have a new filter that will fit into the15"x15" space this one is in? Pipes are 1 1/2"