I have been running the filter like crazy and just have this cloudy haze (the pool is a beautiful, but opaque aqua color) that only allows me to see about a foot down. when I put the water in a clear glass, I can see lots of tiny white floaties (dead algae I assume) but we aren't making progress with the cloudiness. Test numbers are all good. Also, I have not backwashed the filter in probably 6 days, which seems unusual if it is doing its job.
So....do I drain the filter down and just unscrew the mult-port valve and look in? Will I be able to easily tell by looking in if I have a channeling problem? This is, I think, our 4th season with this sand filter and we bought it new. I am not sure if it should be due for any maintenance by now, but we haven't done anything with it really since buying it.
Any help appreciated!