Our sand filter usually reads at 20 clean. We're mid-SLAM, and I added about 1 c of DE 2 days ago bumping from 21 to 22 where it stood pretty steady that day & when I checked it a few times yesterday. I just checked this morning, and it's at 28. My husband it usually the backwasher since we need to hoist 200 ft of hose over a fence etc etc - and of course he won't be home for another 10 hrs.
1.) is it safe to wait until he gets home tonight to do this? That's about 10 hrs from now
2.) should I be concerned that it seems to have risen so quickly? I was keeping an eye on it over the 24 hr window after adding the DE, and it seemed fine. In fact the morning after I added DE it had gone back down to the 21 it was at before I added.
I don't want to break anything with too high of pressure, I don't want to turn off the filter since we're mid-SLAM and maybe starting to see actual progress, but I really don't think I'm able to backwash myself unless you all REALLY REALLY think I need to give it a try...
For the record, so far pool ownership has been a PITA