I have received great advice here already to help clean up my swamp with a good amount of leaves at the center of the deep end and a ton of debris floating at the top. I've been raking the leaves, using a hose vacuum, and running the filter non stop for a few days now. I have a DE filter and my in ground pool is gunite holding about 17,000 gallons of water. I've already changed the DE via backwash 4 times already. At this point with all of the money I'm spending on running the filter, DE, and chemicals plus the time I'm using to get the leaves out, would it be better to just drain the thing? I live on the edge of the woods so it would be no problem draining it there. Thank you.