We recently bought a foreclosure that included a lovely in-ground pool, probably 25000 gallons. The trouble is that after we opened it up(the cover had a bunch of holes) we found a horrible mess.
The water was brown/black. The filter and pump were nonfunctioning. The pipes were cracked, all baskets removed from equipment and the pump was seized.
The first day we used a leaf rake and got out as much junk as we could. This made the water even worse.
Now we have a brand new filter, new pump and 10 gallons of shock moving through pool.
The pool is a lovely green now.
I have back washed our de filter 4 times already today. The clean filter pressure says 20, so I have been back washing at 30. Is this too soon?
The returns seemed to be stopped each time it reached 30.
What do I do next? I keep using the leaf rake but this makes the filter pressure increase more quickly. Should I just let the filter run for a day without trying to clean the bottom and sides anymore?
I will purchase a test kit and let you know numbers shortly.
By the way, when cleaning up pond-like water, do you keep adding shock daily, weekly???