Last week I added DE to my sand filter, 3 cups raised pressure 1/2 pound, bit I was leery of adding more so I stopped there. Dissolved in bucket of pool water and poured into skimmer. DE somehow went into the pool. In the Aqaubot bag it was a thick gray paste. Vacuum to waste removed it, and pool is staying clean now. Did the DE get to the pool through the uncovered hole in the skimmer that goes I know not where? I like the clarity of the water with the DE added to filter, but I don't want to drain that much water from pool on a regular basis. This week it worked out well because we had 6" of rain, but hopefully that won't always be the case.