Here's what I have for numbers as of this morning:
I have a good test kit from TFTestkits.com and have used it to get my swamp back to *almost* clean, but can't seem to get there all the way. I have passed the overnight chlorine test several times and the water is a dull bluish-green. In the past I have had problems with metal in the water so I ordered metal magic and used it as I have in the past, but to no avail. Pool has been vacuumed, walls scrubbed several times, shocked probably way more than you might believe (I've spent a small fortune on bleach, and my garbage company is probably wondering what kind of bomb or something I'm concocting with the number of bottles they've taken, haha), and I'm ready to throw in the towel and just say to the kids that it is what it is for the rest of the summer.
On top of that, yesterday after bumping the filter, the return jet back into the pool threw dirty water back in for about 5 seconds. That was after just recharging with fresh DE that morning. BTW, I have a Hayward EC-40 DE filter.
Any suggestions? Thanks a bunch!
Any suggestions before I give up?