We have a new inground pool (LOVE IT!). PB came out and got us started on Wednesday afternoon. Pool has a DE filter; 18x38 + 8x7 kiddy area.
I've been taking the water to a local store to have the water tested for the past two days -- and we are doing great chemically. I did a shock this AM (as recommended) and were planning on backwashing on Sunday (supposed to do it a few times a week for the first few weeks). Filter is showing we are still in the "Clean" level. Clean was set at 12 -- we are at 16 now.
HOWEVER, we are having MAJOR storms in the Baltimore, MD / Washington, DC area right now. Our water was left a little high since we were going to be backwashing quite a bit over the next few weeks. We WERE around .5 - 1" below the coping on the tile -- but all of the rain has us up to the TOP of the coping. We have major drainage around 1/2 of the pool -- we have a retaining wall around 1/2 of the pool. The water is going over the top of the coping (THAT IS A TON OF RAIN!!!).
WHAT DO I DO???? We have our first pool party tomorrow (sunny and 77 tomorrow -- thank goodness). Not sure what to do.....