So this is the story.
I bought this home with a pool in the back yard. I dont think it has been opened in 2 years or more and has sat without a cover. Needless to say the pond down the street is cleaner than this pool.
So Last week at work i stumbled upon this website and read a ton. I immediately ordered a TF100 kit and went to work 2 days ago when i got the kit. I manually got most of the stuff off the bottom and have only added bleach so far. the numbers i have came up with today using the TF100 are
CYA less than 20
Specs on the pool : I think its around 9000gal , Fiberglass, DE Reflex filter.
The Fiberglass is stained at the water level and The filter has been keeping me very busy.
So my main issues are. The water is still cloudy can see about 2 feet deep. The filter : I took it apart after the first day of not being able to get the pressures below 30psi. I soaked the fingers in OxyClean for 8 hours or so then i soaked them in muratic acid. When i put everything back together to pump psi was 10-12 after adding DE. But now I feel like i need to back wash the pump every 1-2 hours. It starts out at the 10-12 but within 30min is up to 30 so i bump it and it goes down again but only for 20-40 min.
Do I really need to backwash all that DE out every few hours?
Also because of this i am unable to run the pump overnight and in the morning the water is clear. I can see the bottom but it is covered in what looks like fine sand or dirt. It is a good 1-2 inches deep and when i try to get it with the leaf rake it goes through the holes. I tried to vacuum it but that really clogs the filter in seconds.
Sorry about the long post. Ill post pics in a few. And answer any questions you guys have because I know I left out something important