This is our first year with a pool. The PB hasn't pool schooled us and has been dropping by once in a while to check on things. They normally backwash and throw 5 pucks in the skimmers. I wait till they leave and pull the pucks out. My FC is 9.5 with the swg at 10% so I'm trying to find the sweet spot of getting FC down a tad before I add more stabilizer to continue to get CYA up. At 10% swg setting (running 24/7) it climbs about 0.5 FC overnight.
FC 9.5 (was 9.0 last night)
PH 7.6 (I add a quart of MA weekly to keep this down)
TA 170 (was 230 before 3 weeks of adding MA)
CYA 60 (was 0, shooting for 70 now, but I find it takes at least a week to register after I put it in)
salt 3000 (that is a reading from the hayward, I don't have test strips for this yet)
Here's my question:
I read thru the use and care for DE filters but i'm confused on the instructions. It says "pretty much the same as bump"....does that include opening the air valve for 5 seconds?
Also, I plan on adding 2 or 3 scoops of DE after backwashing, but the PB said to add 5 lbs; as with the pucks, i'm throwing out that advice. I have the proper scoop and have a kitchen scale so that I can be precise...or maybe because I've never actually used it for anything in the kitchen so figured I should get some use out of it.