Today during my DE filter cleaning I noticed that 4 of my DE grids has multiple tears and others also in very bad shape, I ordered replacement from amazon and i should get that my late monday 05/19/2014 and I won't be starting my pool pump until 05/20/2014, what are my options here? I don't want to get any algae infestation again last November I went through a painful & lengthy slam process to get my pool water right, since then I am following TFP method , water is crystal clear.
My Current reading
FC - 6 ( Every 24 hours add 40 Oz of 8.25% bleach to maintain at 6)
CC - 0.5
CYA - 40
CH - 280
ALK - 65
PH - 7.8
Also my Hayward backwash value is very hard to pull(push pull model -- push&pull) , my spouse has been complaining about it for a while, will I be able to replace to this?