I'm starting to think maybe I have a problem, I am going through DE like crazy.
So, my pool has gone from green with tons of leaves on the bottom (long story) to light blue but still cloudy in the deep end. The bottom is pretty much cleaned up as best I can tell. But now just trying to see the bottom on the deep end. It is clean in the shallow end.
I backwash my pump (no special setting, I just open it up). It goes clear. I add DE through skimmer. I start running. The returns look great, pressure is good. However, after just 6 hours or so...my returns have virtually no pressure. I bump. I get some pressure back, but it goes away a couple hours later.
Any thoughts? I've been letting it run with no pressure to the returns, knowing it isn't working at capacity. I have taken the top off and cleaned it with myriatic acid pre-season, which for my pump is a pain in the rear. And I got so frustrated I took it apart again and washed it out with a high pressure hose a couple weeks ago. Again, worked GREAT when I first started her up...but was disheartened when I ran into the lack of pressure to the returns a short while later. I used to think it was because my pool was so dirty, but now it really isn't bad and I'm almost there...yet I still run into the issue.