Wasn't sure where to post this....
Basically everything is running smoothly with my pool, and the water is "fine".
The only problem I am trying to control now is cloudiness that is the result of chalking (paint dust coming off into the water).
I am keeping things under control by running the pump about twice as long as I would if it weren't for the chalking, but the water is never even close to sparkling clear.
I was thinking about adding DE to my sand filter as is suggested in pool school and a few threads on the forum.
My problem is that my waste line is not connected to the sewage system. When backwashing, the water simply floods a section of our backyard and waters the trees.
I read a bit and realized that DE is hazardous and I should not just backwash it onto the ground.
Is this correct? If so, any thoughts on how I can "grab" the DE when I backwash?
Oh, and of course - if I do manage it, what is the proper way for disposing of DE?