New member transfer from PF and long time lurker. Don't know where I'd be without you guys so, a million thanks...
I just did the ascorbic acid treatment (with good results) and have a couple questions.
I understand that the sequesturing agents don't remove the metals, only suspend them. Do they suspend them to the point that they get trapped in the filter (DE) and will come out when backwashing? Something tells me the answer is no. But then why has my PSI gone up 5 since I started the treatment 1 1/2 days ago.
I bought Ascorb-X from the pool store ( I know, but I wanted to do it NOW!) and it says to backwash after 48 hours, so is that making the pressure go up? If not, any ideas what is?
It also says not to oxidize for one week. A sticky I read says to GENTLY start raising chlorine after 48 hours. Think I'll be ok starting my SWG after 2 days? No allege yet and really don't want to give the pool store more money for polyquat.
Thanks for your time and help..
FC 0 (for treatment)
TA 90 (after baking soda addition today)
PH 7.2( " " " )
never tested for metals