This is my first winter with my new pool. Since I have totally different equipment than I have ever had before, I am a little lost on Spring startup. I have the intelliflo (VF not VS) pump and a DE filter.
In the past, I have always had sand filters and standard pumps. Spring wasn't too bad. Lots of bleach and backwashing for a few days always seemed to get it in working order pretty quick. Can I safely run this filter without DE? I dont think that is a good idea, but I thought I would ask. I just thought it would be easier to let the grids get the big stuff and then charge it with DE and finish up. I just know if I shock and run this thing with DE in it, I will be backwashing and recharging 7-8 times/day! Gonna need lots of DE. If that is the case, I will just keep it going year round from now on. Any advice?