New to the forum... glad to be here!
Our pool had been shut down over the winter (pump bearing going bad) and the pool was in bad shape. It is not caged and we have trees nearby so it had accumulated a lot of "stuff".
After a couple of hours of heavy material removal with a pole and net, I installed an "almost new" Hayward sand filter with new sand and began the cleaning process. After vacuuming and back washing it was time for the chemicals and brushing. The filter and cleaner for a few days and the water looks great.
The filter however seems to be rebelling. When I backwash it flows nice and steady, however on filter cycle the pressure is through the roof (near 30).
I have had this pool with a DE filter for many years and I got to know it very well... it was just time to retire it. This is my first time using a sand filter and from what I read they require less maintenance that a DE.
I recently did a deep filter cleaning following the instructions from the video hoping that would help but to no avail.
Could the tubes in the bottom of the tank be clogged with debris because of the initial cleanup?
I probably should have filtered to waste instead of to the new sand but it would have wasted a tremendous amount of water to get it clean.
My next step is to remove the sand and start from scratch... any thoughts?