If this belongs in a different category, I apologize, please move it if so.
Seeing as I do not have a proper skimmer, I added 1lb of DE to the pump basket, in a newly installed Hayward EC30/40GPM system. My pressure had been at 12lbs and went up to 15lbs where it has remained for the last 2 hours.
My plan was to add 1lb an hour, total 3lbs. Have I done wrong, or am I ok adding DE through the pump basket? Is there a better way to add the DE given my type of pool?