My pool is turning dirty and in a quick fashion. Not allege or other type of organics, just goes from clear to completely dirty within a week or so. If I use a flock or clarifier it will all drop and I can clean to waste. I've opened up the sand and ran a hose in there with my hand to "clean" and break up the sand more than backwashing will do. As it stands now, it just doesn't seem to be filtering the water at all...and this came on kinda sudden. Even if I use DE powder to enhance the sand filtering process...just doesn't seem to work.
So the question is should I go through the replacement process...even though its the end of the year and I'm soon to close? Or should I just balance the chemicals and close with this dirt still in the water (I hate that idea though and could do a flock to clean out before hand). We've lived in this home for 4 yrs and I do not have any idea how old the current sand is.
Any help or suggestions are appreciated.