Hi, folks. After vacuuming my pool to perfection, mask and snorkel style, I backwashed my filter. Not being satisfied with my freshly cleaned pool, I added 1 cup of DE (1/2C at a time) to my skimmer, and watched the pressure gauge. Starting pressure was 15psi. After 1/2C of DE, still 15psi. I waited about 5 min and added another 1/2C. No change on the pressure. Wait, what's that catching my eye by the return? It's DE! Cool
Now, as you know, my water is cloudy, bad. I searched online and found the usual culprit is a filter issue, be it cracked laterals, sand deficiency/channeling, or a gasket issue. My filter is 1 month old. I saw the installer carefully pour the sand into the filter, using the supplied deflector thingy. I'm not sure the quantity but I think it was 150#'s. It does not leak and has done a fine job thus far.
I called the pool store and they gave me the likely reason this happened, at least in their opinion. They said to clear it up, run the filter 24/7 for a few days.
Before I reveal their answer, do you guys have any suggestions?