ph 12 + ( I was told here its normal during shocking)
I am in the final stages of pool clean up. Opened the pool and it was green. I am down to a cloudy pool.
Here are my questions or concerns.
When I backwash the filter I start at 12 PSI. I add about 1/2 cup DE and pressure rise is about a 1 psi. Then within 1 hour (possibly less) the psi gets up to 20 psi. Thats 8 psi higher. I should backwash and add more de and keep doing the same thing? I assume this is good since its collecting all the finer stuff that is making the pool cloundy?
Now what I was thinking, because I need to reduce my electric usage, is add the de(possible 1/4 instead of 1/2 cup and run the pump on low speed. I figure low speed will filter better and save me alot in electric. 11 amps compared to 2.9 amps.
I want the pool ready by Monday though but possibly low speed is better then high?