Hi all - been a closet reader and now a member. A newby pool owner past 3 years and I'm now the pool maintenance guy.
Finished pool remodel 3 weeks ago beginning June. New white plaster and new equipment including 60 sq ft DE filter.
Followed start-up procedures pretty closely. Daily brushing sometime 2-3 times day ( retired here) and vacuuming most days.
Cloudy water cleared in about 6 days - no dust clouds noted on bottom. Started chemicals about day 10. Back-washed filter 2xs though the pressure
never changed much - stayed about same pressure as when new DE filled.
Water seems pretty clear to daylight eye, can see bottom clearly. Night view when pool light is on shows lots of dust flowing by. Still brushing and vacuuming nearly every day and keep pump on 6-8 hours day. Pool circulation is terrific with great water agitation.
water analysis, OK except phosphates are high.
calc hard - 350
Cyn acid - 75
TA - 100
PH -- 7.8
copper/iron - 0
disolv solid -550
Phosphate -- 200
I'm surprised that so much dust is still circulating after 3 weeks.... or am I being too optimistic...?
Any thoughts would be a great help here.