I have been following the instructions for Turn Your Green Swamp into A Sparkling Oasis and was wondering why the pool wasn't clearing up. The colour changed but it is still cloudy (on Day 5).
I have a couple of questions after reading tons of posts.
1) I have a DE filter. It seems to be working but even with all the algae, the PSI is not increasing. It starts out higher than I expected it (based on previous years) but once at that PSI, there is no increase in the pressure, even after running it 24/4 for days. I am starting to think the gauge is faulty... have been backwashing once every other day and also cleaned the filter on Tuesday night so hopefully I am doing some good. Not sure there is a question in there other than, should I assume my gauge is faulty since the pressure doesn't seem to be increasing?
2) I just today finally found some posts about vacuuming the dead algae out. I understand the theory of vacuuming to waste, just figuring out how to do this on my system. I have a tap on the pipe that goes between my filter and my pump that I could attach a hose to and open to send to waste? Otherwise I cannot see how I would get to waste without going through the filter, unless I just open the backwash Valve on the filter while I am running the pump. I have one pipe going from my pump to my filter and one going from my filter to the pool (I assume this is the direction it goes!) and the only other outlet besides the backwash pipe is this tap. Does that sound like the right way to "vacuum to waste"?
Thanks in advance.
24000gal, IG pool, Pentair 4000 SMBW DE filter, Whisper Flo 1.5 pump...