1. How much better is filtering when DE is added to a sand filter? Is it worth doing? If its a good idea, how do you do it?
2.Thoughts about replacing sand with ZEO sand or another substitute. Also on replacing DE with cellulose fiber or another substitute.
Will be adding a skimmer this year to help keep the pool clean. Ever since I installed my sand filter it I spend more time cleaning than I did with the cheap Intex paper filter. It always has a fine dust on the bottom, its not real bad but enough to make me want to clean it before they swim. ( Don't believe algae is the problem. )
I may be my own problem. Maybe I didn't clean the sand good enough when I started, maybe backwashing to often (did read somewhere not to do it until pressure goes up and will try) and also may not be rinseing well enough. Although I did follow instructions. Thanks for any thoughts and advice.