Well I am a severely frustrated. Starting 3rd year with our 24' AGP. First summer no problem, end of last summer had a severe algae breakout and really struggled with keeping out in front of it. Happened during a really warm week while we were on vacation and I never really got it back to good water. I became so frustrated i just told my wife we would pump it out this year and start over. I changed my mind after discussing with pool supply guy and now i wish i would have have went with my gut. He sold me some flocculant and while this did clear the pool, when i started vacuuming to waste my sand filter started pumping sand back into the water. I took it apart and the solenoid (?) was broken. I purchased a DE filter to replace because the filter was a brand where i couldn't find replacement parts. I hooked the new filter up and everything was going good, however this filter is too good and because i have all this flocculant in the water it is constantly raising pressure in the filter after really only an hour. I bump it and it goes down for a while and then it goes right back up. I cleaned it out with fresh DE today after only running about 2 hours yesterday. and it is doing the same thing. Before I go any further am i doing this right and do i just need to keep replacing the DE? I ordered a taylor k-2006 and water levels all checked out fine, FC was a little low at 3.6 but the CYA was at 40 and ph was 7.5. I wish i would have found this site before i add the floc because i can see it floating in the water. I did at a skimmer sock (panty hose) and hoping this will catch some of the floc before it reaches the filter.
You guys are a wealth of information and I have been reading constantly since i found you and i appreciate the advise i have received by just reading.