My pool is a swamp...
I've been having a series a serious issues with my pool equipment in the past 3 months and had to redo a lot of the plumbing which prevented me of taking care of my chemistry as usual. I'm trying to shock the pool back to life but I can't seem to figure out the process with my DE filter. With cartridges I used to clean the filter once a day until pool was clear, but with the DE, after about 1 hour, the water flow is almost stopped until I backwash. Now when I backwash I assume that most of the DE goes at the same time so the question is, Am I supposed to re-load DE every couple hours? Also is this normal? I have to be at work and cannot reasonably be around the pool cleaning my filter that frequently.
By the same token, is liquid chlorine more efficient to shock that "shock" powder? Should I also add Algea treat in the mix?
Thanks for your help.