Howdy, folks - I'm new to pool ownership and am humbled by the learning curve. I was on this site a lot last year and a bit this year as I open my pool myself for the first time. My pool starts are:
- 23000 gallons
- Hayward DE 4820 filter
I added enough water to get the skimmer going and I added super shock and algaecide and mistakenly ran the pump for several hours before adding DE powder. When I did add the DE powder, I pretty much dumped six pounds in the skimmer and patted myself preemptively on the back. Less than a minute later, my returns started spitting cloudy water into the pool. I inspected the grids of my filter and they look good and didn't seem to have much algae on them, despite running without DE powder.
I have to leave for the weekend and was planning on leaving the pump running to filter out all the dead algae, etc.. Is it safe to assume that 1) I added DE way too quickly and 2) all the powder will eventually return to the filter?