Hi everyone! I have an approx 17,000sf SW pool that has gotten pretty ugly with all of the storms we've had. I just manually cleaned the DE filter this morning (thanks to your help!), and I've been working furiously to remove the debris from the pool. I've already backwashed & recharged once (there's a lot of junk in there), in addition to sweeping, skimming, & using my robotic cleaner. I just shocked, and will be adding algeacide today. The pool really needs salt. Should I wait until tomorrow to start adding? I'm worried about overloading the pump - I recharged the filter about 7 hours ago, and have backwashed & re-added DE since. Also, should I let the shock work before adding more salt? Sorry - I'm not very experienced, & I get lots of conflicting info from the pool stores. Oh, & it's getting ready to rain again! FYI, our overflow drain does not work effectively. We believe it was packed with sod (pool built before we moved in). Pool builder said he fixed it, but I have my doubts. We're going to try to repair that very soon. Every time it rains much, our pool overflows, which allows a lot of debris to enter. I "waste" when I'm home, but if we're away when it happens, we have a yucky brown pool. Thanks so much!