I am continuing to shock and vacuum.
I was to the point where I thought DE should be added to assist in getting the "fines" out of the water. But I knew I wanted to vac/sweep this weekend one additional time so I decided to add the DE after I finished up with that.
Upon vac/ sweep yesterday ~ I checked my return to eye the return for pressure (checking to see if I needed to empty my basket that collects swept debris). When I looked I saw debris being returned to the pool. I thought I noticed this happening before when sweeping, but the water wasn't clear enough to know for certain. This also doesn't happen they I can see when I am not vacuuming.
Now ~ I have a titan sand filter. Are laterals specific to brand of filter? Also with this being Memorial weekend my pool store is closed ~ guessing the majority will be. Do I open that filter up and see if this is just a case of channeled sand too much sand in the tank, possible lateral not laying as it should ~ or do I wait until Tuesday when my pool store is open so I can buy a few replacement laterals once I have this opened up & sand removed?
Your thoughts / guidance would be appreciated.