I am being driven crazy here. First order of buisness are my numbers:
Ch vinyl liner so didn't check it.
As with a lot of other people, we have received an insane amount of rain this season. My backyard is surrounded by trees. My issue started second week of June when I noticed brown debris on floor of pool. Looked to me it was in the crevices so chalked it up to dirt. When I brushed it up, though, it clouded greenish. Was getting prepared for vacation so couldn't get too involved but I did take it up to shock level for a couple days before we left and before we pulled out of the driveway. Didn't really have anyone to babysit the pool as we're out in the country. Anyway, get back and first thing I did was walk around back to check the pool. Was expecting a green mess but the water was clear and I had this brown crud ALL over the floor. We had a good bit of rain while we were gone I was told. Brushed it up and it got a little dirty water looking but then was fine after about an hour or so. I convinced myself it was dirt the filter wasn't catching from all the rain and trees and wind BECAUSE 1. It's not slippery. I can touch it with my toe and rub it off. 2. It's NOT on the walls. Well, other than two seam lines. Can rub the wall and it's not slimy. 3. Not in a shaded area. The whole dang pool gets sun from about 8am until 7pm. It's everywhere!!! 4. I can bring it up to shock and hold it for dayyyssss and it's still there! 5. I did an overnight test and....yep...I passed it.
Now... since I thought it was this really fine dirt, I went and got myself a nice big ole box of DE. I can add a cup of that and within a few hours, it's calling to be backwashed where BEFORE the DE, my pressure didn't rise. Just yesterday, I had it sparkly and pretty. I vacuumed and was very happy with myself. Went out this morning and was still looking good. 20 *:$#÷× minutes after turning pump on, the brown stuff is back!!!! That happens often btw. I held a white skimmer sock over the returns to see if crud was coming out.....nothing. I was worried my filter was failing because it's like I see NO change in pressure unless I add DE.
I'm being driven crazy here. I've decided to try the shock process again. But, I don't know if I'm trying to kill something or bleach out dirt! Ugh!!! So...whated to see what you guys thought. Help me not go crazy please, lol.