Hello, I'm new here and have been reading all of the great information here. Thanks to everyone who shares their knowledge.
I'm fairly new to opening, maintaining and closing my pool so if my questions sound ridiculous I apologize.
I have an 18x36 inground vinyl lined pool with a DE filter. When I opening it 10 days ago it was a very dark green. I shocked it, swept it, backwashed, etc. and now the color is a lighter green, but not clear. When I first opened the pool, the jet pressure was really good. Now, not at all. The gauge on the filter is reading around 22 but there is hardly any pressure coming out of the jets. I took the filter apart and cleaned all the fingers and put more DE in the skimmers. The pump basket seems to have a little air in it. Would just that little bit of air cause the low pressure on the jets and the pool not to clean? Should I replace the rubber gasket on that pump basket?
I tried backwashing again this morning thinking that maybe that was the problem, but the water draining from the pump is clear (no algae).
Any help you could give would be appreciated. I've spent a ton of money on chemicals and can't afford to have a pool technician come out to look.
Thanks in advance!