First off, my pool was neglected for a long time (about 9 month) and it was a swampy mess. I'm trying to clear it up now but I'm having a lot of trouble with the filter. I have all the chemicals right except stabilizer and calcium hardness but I can't do those due to the filter issues. My pool is a VERY cloudy blue right now. The filter is a hayward c1200 cartridge.
So I started off doing what every guide on the internet says to clear a green pool which shock and everything, but instantly I had this problem with the filter. It was brand new on Saturday and ran for about 30 minutes before it needed to be cleaned off. I cleaned it off and it instantly went back to high pressure and needing to be cleaned again. I basically couldn't run my pool equipment with a filter in it due to instantly shooting up to like 25-30 psi. I asked the pool place near me what to do and they recommended a hose attachment that let me blast the filter from the inside with the hose. This made my filter go down to the original 8-10 psi like it was brand new. Within about 10-15 minutes just going by the skimmer it clogs up and if I use the crawler to get the bottom of the pool it clogs up even faster.
Last night I put flocculant in the pool to try to get everything to settle and then just vacuum to waste but when I woke up this morning the pool looks the exact same and I can't see the bottom to vacuum to waste.
Am I doomed to just 10 minute cleanings for a week straight to get this pool back in shape or is there something I'm doing wrong with the filter?