Hey! Having a rough time getting my pool up and running this year. We purchased our home last fall from my parents, who hadn't opened the pool in 2 years Needless to say, it was a swamp. With a lot of bleach I've been able to get the pool to a point where it's cloudy blue - a big improvement from black! However, I'm having issues with my filter building up pressure. Lately I've been noticing that the filter (Nautilus FNS 36) pressure climbs from around 10 to about 30 after only a few minutes of filtering. The jets completely stop putting out water. I backwash it, but the water coming out is clear. After the backwash, the pressure is normal again, but quickly jumps back.
Yesterday I took apart the entire filter and cleaned the grids one by one. They were pretty bad. Today I opened up the filter expecting them to look the same as yesterday, but they actually look pretty good. Good enough that the backwash should be taking care of it, but it's not. I'm getting frustrated and my water level is dropping like crazy from all the backwashing! Any thoughts?