Ok for starters, I did not take a picture of the pool the day I opened it (disgusting and smelly to say the least). I have a mesh liner, that lets all the nasty gunk and sunlight blaring in my pool all year long, (definitely getting a "cover mate" this year when I close the pool for sure.
Anyway started out filtering the pool, added copious amounts of shock until it maintained in the water. I let the filter and shock run all night, and came out the next day and still maintained a level of about 4-5 FC. I then vacuumed the pool to waste and brushed the entire pool and allowed it to run some more.
My filter kept running high on the PSI, normal is about 15psi. Within minutes it would jump from 15 to 25psi. I had to constantly backwash, rinse and repeat over and over again. I then took the filter out, rinsed it off completely and then added more D.E. and then it ran for a longer duration without clogging up, but within a few hours back to 25psi. Backwash, rinse, repeat all over again.
This morning, which is only day 2 I look at the pool, and it is definitely clearing up the color more to a blue-ish, but I can not get the filter to run for more than what seems to be 10-20 minutes before I have to backwash again. When I turn off the pool, there seems to be a sudsy/bubbly layer of goo on top of the water. When the water is moving I do not see the same sudsy layer.
My numbers are:
PH less than 6.2
This picture if from the morning after I turned the filter on and shocked the pool after opening it, I was vacuuming to waste at the time.
This picture was from about 20 minutes ago after a full night of running and the filter clogging up.
So I am not sure what to do at this point besides cleaning the filter out yet again, and cleaning the skimmers which have a pound of slimy algae on tip of it building up at all times. I really need to add that when I opened the pool it was completely brown/black you could not even see my white steps on the shallow end, so it is improving in color greatly, just not sure what I should do about the filter and the PSI jumping to max within 20 minutes.
Pleas provide any feedback for this issue or any help, it would be GREATLY appreciated.