Just moved into this house and previous tenant neglected pool and equipment. Had DE filter, was in bad shape. Landlord had DE filter replaced with Sand filter for simplicity of use.
Pool guy has treated green water with chemicals two or three times now, so hopefully balancing out, but it appears there is still lots of DE in the water and on the bottom, as well as some of the algae that was in it has died and settled to the bottom.
It is tough to vacuum because I can't see the bottom. The water is blue, but very cloudy. I can only see about 4-5 feet into the water. The deep end is 12 feet (I think). When I vacuum, the pressure in the filter goes up from about 18-28 quickly so I have to backwash every few minutes. It does not go below about 15 at any time.
I have run the pump for a week or more 24/7 and attempted vacuum several times. Any ideas how I can get the DE out of the water?? I am continuing to work with chems/water testing to make sure that is not causing cloudiness, but not 100% sure on that either, but when I back wash, the DE comes out onto the ground.
Any good ideas??