I just cleaned some pool filters that hadn't been cleaned in over 5 years with the help of this forum. That post was here:
Now that the filters are all cleaned up and in working order I want to clean the stuff off the bottom of the pool. I have not added any DE to my DE2420 filter yet (it has not been running for more than a minute or 2 to fill the filter basket). Does it make sense to turn the valve on the "backwash" setting and suck up all the stuff on the bottom? I just can't see any sense in turning the valve on "Filter" and dirty up the filters I just spent hours and hours cleaning.
The bottom of the pool is not too bad now. I can sweep it and it disperses in the water so it's not chunks of leaves or anything like that.
Thank you for helping this complete pool newbie!
Also, the pump is making a "ticking noise" when running. When I turn the pump off it turns into more of a "churping" noise while it shuts off. The water flow is awesome. There is no air in the clear elbow on the discharge side of the pump. The pump basket doesn't seem to have an "abundance" of air in it. There does seem to be a couple of bubbles trapped at the top of the lid but nothing extreme. I may go purchase an "o" ring to add to the lid so that the "o" ring sits directly in between the bottom of the lid and the top of the strainer basket (in addition to the o-ring already in its proper location on the lid).
I really don't think what little bubbles are at the top of the basket are causing the noise because if I take the lid off and fill it with water and start the pump for a second it makes the same noise.
Any thoughts on this?