I have a Hayward DE 6020 filter for an in ground pool. I'm having a problem with DE in the pool and the returns spurting.
When we opened the pool a few weeks ago, we did a thorough cleaning and inspection of the DE grids, manifold, etc and did a start up. We then noticed the returns were spurting. A while later we noticed while the pump was off there was DE sediment in the pool. So we went back to the DE filter, deconstructed the filter to look for cracks, tears, and checked the O-rings, all looked in good condition. We re-assembled the filter and then tried running only the bottom drains and everything worked fine. However, when we put the diverter to run both the bottom drains and skimmer, the spurting returned and immediately noticed the water turned cloudy from the return lines, and then alot more DE sediment in the pool.
When we use the diverter in the skimmer portion only we notice lots of air in the pool pump basket. The pool water level is at a proper level to eliminate any sort of vornado effect in the skimmer basket.
We'd like to know if you think these two problems (the spurting and the DE sediment) are related and what do you recommend we do now since we have checked the filter about three times now and nothing seems to be broken, torn, or ripped. Should we pressure/vacuum test the skimmer line and if so what is the best way to do so?We need some advice since we are running out of ideas and growing frustrated more and more day by day.
Thank you so much!