I was wondering if someone could provide some help with my DE filter. Its a Hayward EC-65 and I've owned the pool for about 6 years now. I recently opened my pool, got all the equipment running, balanced the water, and after a few days its relatively clear after starting with a green pool.
Here's my issue. Every year since I owned the pool, when I would bump my DE filter, there would always be some resistance to the handle. This year, there is no resistance at all. I've checked the upper and lower c-clips and the thrust washers. All are intact. Before I opened this year, I replaced the lower plate that the filter fingers go through due to the old one being cracked.
Also, when I start the pump, the bump handle doesn't raise up like it use to. Its almost like there's no pressure in the filter, but there's definetely pressure. Everything seems to be working fine except not having any resistance to the bump handle has got my stumped. I know the filter is working because the pool was green a few days ago and now its practically clear after a few days.