I have algae in my pool thanks to me dumping all of the winter remnants into the pool while opening, it was covered October until just the other day (while the pool was closed we had a hurricane and good amount of snow here on Long Island). This has lead me to some really gross water. I am in the process of using Clean to Green to kill the algae (calls for shocking the pool three times in 24 hours after adding the product, first shock was already done.) But because the algae is so bad, it clogs the DE filter I have after less than an hour. The C2G calls for the water to be circulated. To keep from blowing the pump up or blowing up the filter, I bypassed the filter just to keep water circulating. Am I on the right track? Or am I setting myself up for disaster?
I know I will have to clean the filter constantly, but to run it over night with the algae this bad seems like a bad idea. I have the filter apart, cleaned and drying. I'm hoping to kill the algae, put the filter back in line and then vacuum it once its dead.
Also, at start up, I am getting zero as a pressure reading and it stays there. I know the gauge works, because when filter backs up it causes the pressure gauge to rise. Any thoughts? I try to regenerate by bumping but to no avail. Handle just goes up and down, not getting any suction.
Oval Pool (15x26)
4.5 ft deep
13,500 gallons (roughly)
DE filter (perflex, with bump handle)
Most Recent Readings:
pH End Pad 8.0